No, Skype isn’t dead — Microsoft plans to invest in the video conferencing app

“Does anyone use Skype anymore?” a cheeky co-worker of mine once asked, poking fun at Skype’s falling popularity compared with other video-conferencing platforms, such as Zoom and Teams. But Microsoft isn’t giving up on Skype just yet, Neowin reported.

Skype, owned by Microsoft, isn’t gaining as much traction as its competitors, but the Redmond-based tech giant’s other video-conferencing platform, Microsoft Teams, is knocking it out of the park.

Microsoft Teams saw a 37% surge in March, hitting 44 million active users. By the end of April, Microsoft reported that Teams was being used by more than 75 million people every day.

Although Microsoft didn’t reveal specific numbers for Skype, like it did for Teams (Skype’s monthly active users has not been updated since August 2015), the Redmond-based giant claimed that Skype also benefited from the office-to-home workforce shift, citing a 70% increase month-over-month in March 2020. […]

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