During its earnings call today, Microsoft reported a major new milestone for Microsoft Teams: it now has 75 million daily active users.
Microsoft Teams had 44 million daily active users back in March, and that figure saw an impressive 70 percent growth in the last few weeks, reads a new report from VentureBeat.
The announcement comes as the coronavirus pandemic has forced businesses to operate remotely, and has boosted the demand for Microsoft’s products that enable communication and collaboration.
“As COVID-19 impacts every aspect of our work and life, we’ve seen two years’ worth of digital transformation in two months,” Nadella said on the call. He touted Microsoft Teams as the only tool that combines meetings, calls, chat and collaboration in one place, given that it integrates with the rest of the Office 365 cloud suite.
On the call, Nadella highlighted that healthcare and educational institutions using Teams, saying in healthcare there were more than 34 million Teams meetings in the past month and that over 183,000 educational institutions are using the tool.
He highlighted a few large customers who are using Teams including the NFL, which used it for its draft and Accenture which is the first organization to surpass 500,000 users on Teams.
“More broadly, we continue to see momentum with organizations across Microsoft 365,” Nadella said.
For comparison, Zoom reported more than 300 million meeting participants last week. Google Meet passed the 100 million mark for daily meeting participants just yesterday. Skype, on the other hand, had 40 million daily active users at the end of March.
In addition to the Teams numbers, Microsoft also stated that Microsoft 365 now has 258 million paid seats. Microsoft 365 is set to expand even further as Office 365 rebrands to Microsoft 365 for consumers. Microsoft Teams will eventually be included as part of that transition as well.