Microsoft Teams sees jump in usage as remote work surges


Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, is seen speaking at a conference in Paris, 10 December 2013. Photo: Dan Taylor/Heisenberg Media 

During Microsoft’s Q3 2020 earnings call on 29 April, CEO Satya Nadella dropped some impressive numbers with respect to the company’s own workplace communication app Teams.

 Just six week after reaching 44 million daily active users in late March, Microsoft Teams is now being used by more than 75 million people each day. That’s up from just 20 million in November 2019 and almost certainly a side-effect of remote work becoming the new norm amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We saw more than 200 million meeting participants in a single day this month, generating more than 4.1 billion meeting minutes,” Nadella further elaborated on the call. 

Teams was launched in March 2017 as “the chat-based workplace” in Microsoft’s Office 365. By November 2019, it had reached 20 million daily active users, overtaking Slack, the trailblazer for workplace communications tools.

This chart shows daily active users of workplace communication app Teams

Originally published by Statista