Back in July this year, Microsoft announced that Teams has reached 13 million daily active users. Today, Microsoft announced that Teams has reached 20 million active users, a 7 million increase in just about 4 months.
For instance, last month Teams customers participated in more than 27 million voice or video meetings and performed over 220 million open, edit, or download actions on files stored in Teams.
In comparison, Slack last month announced that it as 12 million active users. With this milestone, Microsoft Teams now has almost double the number of active users when compared to Slack. Slack now claims that engagement level of its service is much better when compared to Teams. Slack offered the following stats regarding its service.
- Among Slack’s paid customers, users spend more than 9 hours a day connected to their service, including spending about 90 minutes a day actively using Slack
- Slack 5+ billion actions weekly on average during a typical work week – that’s customers doing things like writing messages, reading messages, uploading and commenting on files, performing searches and interacting with an app.
- In a survey of U.S.-based users, 87% said that Slack improved communication and collaboration inside their organization.
At Ignite conference last month, Microsoft announced several new updates coming to Teams service. Some of the new features announced include Private channels, Multiwindow capabilities, Messaging extensions, Tasks and Outlook integration. You can read about it in detail here.