Microsoft announced that the popular video conferencing application Teams has reached 75 million active users per day. Although Microsoft Teams saw a large increase in the number of users, it is still behind its rival Zoom.
The use of video conferencing applications has increased due to the coronavirus outbreak. The share of home workers and distance learners in this increase is great. About 6 weeks ago, Microsoft announced that the Microsoft Teams application had 44 million daily active users. The company announced new figures that highlight the increase in the use of the application.
During its revenue meeting yesterday, Microsoft announced that Microsoft Teams had 75 million daily active users and that the highest number of participants in a day reached a peak of 200 million in April. Zoom, Microsoft’s rival, announced that it reached 300 million daily users earlier this month. However, this figure did not reflect individual users.
Microsoft Teams lags behind Zoom in usage rates
Due to the epidemic, meetings are held today through applications that offer video communication. According to statistics shared by the market research firm Creative Strategies, 17.7% of the companies conduct the meetings through Microsoft Teams. Zoom is at the top with 27.3% usage. Companies are likely to turn to other platforms in the future due to the vulnerabilities that often come up in Zoom.
Growth is thought to be effective in making Microsoft’s Teams app free for many first aid organizations. Microsoft stated that 20 organizations with more than 100,000 employees preferred Teams, and Accenture was the first to exceed 500,000 Team users.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella also reported that two-thirds of Microsoft Teams users interact with files within the application, and organizations that integrate applications with Teams have tripled.