Microsoft Teams has more than 115 million daily active users. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced the numbers during a conference call between the company and investors. This shows that Teams has increased its users by nearly 50% in the past six months. In April, the company announced a surge in usage due to the COVID-19 crisis, reaching the milestone of 75 million daily active users. Since then, the company has been growing rapidly and has managed to maintain this momentum.
Due to the pandemic, several companies have chosen to change their workplace strategies and still work from home. This has led to an increase in the use of online video conferencing platforms such as Microsoft Teams and Zoom. VentureBeat reported that Nadella announced new daily active user numbers on the earnings call.
“Teams now has more than 115 million active users every day. As people communicate, collaborate, and co-create content in work, life, and study, we see an increase in usage and intensity. Microsoft 365 users created more than one day in the quarter 30 billion minutes of collaboration minutes,” Nadella said.
This is an increase of nearly 50% compared to the 75 million daily active users six months ago. In March, Microsoft Teams revenue was 44 million, and in just seven months, the platform’s user base more than doubled.
The Microsoft team has been adding new features throughout the pandemic. Recently, it introduced a “common mode” to reduce the fatigue experienced by participants in video calls. Together mode uses AI segmentation technology to place participants in a shared background such as an auditorium. The company stated that this can reduce background interference and is very useful for brainstorming and roundtable discussions because there will be a lot of people talking. It also adds a “together” mode to make it easier for you to grasp non-verbal clues and make the conversation more natural.
Teams can also use custom photos as background images during video calls. It also introduces the ability to schedule meetings and share links via Outlook or Google Calendar. Users in the United States can also turn on real-time subtitles during calls and meetings.
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