Skype has over 300 million monthly active users, says Microsoft

Madalina Dinita
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  • Skype has always been a very popular VoIP program, and the latest numbers prove this.
  • Along with Skype build 2016, the software giant revealed that it reached 300 million users.
  • These numbers will only increase in light of the global pandemic of 2020.
  • Besides the active users, Skype revealed a host of other impressive numbers.
Skype number of users

Skype has become synonymous with the idea of VoIP programs, with the term skyping becoming a real thing.

Well, the program’s popularity has only grown, or at least that’s what we are to believe according to the Skype 2016 release.

Skype reaches an important milestone in terms of active users

The Build 2016 conference brought many new announcements for developers that will improve their efforts to build more functionality and features into their apps.

Microsoft also took the opportunity to announce some great news, like Windows 10 having more than 270 Million users and Skype being integrated with Cortana.

Microsoft also announced that Skype has finally reached the 300 million monthly users mark, a great milestone for the program.

In addition to the new Cortana and Bots-related feature to be built right inside Skype, Microsoft has worked quite hard to integrate Skype deeper inside Windows after acquiring it.

With this number of monthly users, Skype has entered the league of some of the most used instant messaging and VoIP apps even if its numbers are still lower than the number of WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger users.

Apart from this, Microsoft made several other announcements related to Cortana as well as HoloLens, which you should definitely check out.

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