Slack better beware! Microsoft Teams is turning out to be unstoppable, with the company announcing today that its workspace collaboration tool now has 20 million active users.
This is up from the 13 million recorded in July.
Teams is available as a free addon to Office 365 users, which is one of the main reasons behind its runaway success. As in, it is a great solution for those that want in on an office productivity suite, but not having to subscribe to Slack.
Speaking of, Slack stock has dropped, with shares down as much as 10% following the announcement.
On the topic of announcements, we have the friendly face of Jared Spataro, Corporate Vice President for Microsoft 365, highlighting this new milestone:
“In fact, today Teams has more than 20 million daily active users. What’s more, while these users start with simple text-based chat, they quickly move on to richer forms of communication and collaboration. 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.”
The software titan also made a mention of some notable firms that are now using Microsoft Teams.
These include names like L’Oreal, Alcoa, Telefonica, St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN), as well as bicycle manufacturer Trek.
Of course, folks over at Slack are not slacking off either. While that service is quite a bit behind now with news that it had 10 million daily active users at the end of the second quarter, it also boasts some of the biggest brands as customers — including Electronic Arts and Nordstrom.
Talk about a tough competition!
On area where Microsoft Teams is yet to make its mark is in the Linux domain. That platform is, as of yet, unsupported, even with the software titan signaling just how much it loves this open source platform.
There are plans to bring it to Linux in preview this year.
But for the time being, you can enjoy Microsoft Teams on Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android.