Skype Statistics, User Counts and Facts (2021)

Here are a few of the most interesting Skype statistics and facts I was able to dig up including user counts. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

Skype Facts

What is Skype?

The next generation of Skype from Microsoft gives you better ways to chat, call, and plan fun things to do with the people in your life every day. (source)

Skype User Count

How many people use Skype:

300 million monthly active users

Last updated 6/5/19

40 million daily active users

Last updated 4/29/20

Additional Skype Statistics

Amount Microsoft paid for Skype:

$8.5 billion

Number of times the Skype mobile app has been downloaded:

1 billion downloads

Last updated 4/28/16

Percentage of millennials that use Skype globally (outside of China):


Last updated 2/11/15

Number of Skype daily active users (DAU):

4.9 million users

Last updated 2/3/14

Total number of minutes per day users spend on Skype:

3 billion minutes

Last updated 10/30/17

Number of installs of Skype on Google Play:

1 billion installs

Last updated 10/27/17

Amount of minutes used on Skype video calls:

2 trillion

Last updated 10/30/17

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  • Demographics
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Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these Skype stats come from their own reports, but some are based on news reports and not official company tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.

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