Microsoft unveiled this week the size of Teams' user base, the software the company launched in 2017 to compete with Slack. The number surprises, since it surpasses that of the competitor. In all, there are more than 13 million active users daily (or 19 million per week). This was the first time the US giant made this indicator public, but last March it had already been announced that there were about 500,000 companies that were turning to the application.
In contrast, Slack has "only" 10 million active users daily, according to figures released in April. It is recalled that the company recently launched its takeover bid.
Going beyond Slack is certainly a feat, especially considering that Microsoft's solution is at least four years old. One of the biggest arguments of the technology is the integration with Office 365, which represents a great advantage, especially in the market of large companies.
To celebrate the milestone, Microsoft has also announced the release of new features for the service. Later this month, an option will be made available that gives priority to notifications. The most important ones will emit an interval sound effect until the user checks them, which can be useful in hospitals and newsrooms.
Over the past two years, Microsoft has been making small but surgical adjustments to the app. In 2018 it introduced a free version, which, as we can see in the graph above, helped to leverage the growth that has been registered in the user base since August 2018.