Skype Statistics and User Count for 2024

Last Updated on: January 13th, 2024

Here are a few of the most interesting Skype statistics and facts I was able to dig up including restaurant count, revenue totals and employee 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

Here is pretty much everything you ever wanted to know about Skype.

Skype is a widely recognized and popular communication platform that provides a range of services, primarily focused on voice and video calling, instant messaging, and online meetings. It was founded in 2003 by Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis and was later acquired by Microsoft in 2011.
Skype allows users to make voice and video calls over the internet, connecting people across the globe in real-time. It offers both free and paid services, with the ability to call other Skype users for free, while also offering options for making international calls to landlines and mobile phones at affordable rates.One of Skype’s distinguishing features is its ease of use and cross-platform compatibility. It is available on various devices and operating systems, including Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, and Linux, allowing users to stay connected across different devices.Skype also supports instant messaging, file sharing, screen sharing, and group video conferencing, making it a versatile tool for personal and professional communication. In recent years, Skype has integrated with Microsoft Teams, providing a unified communication and collaboration platform for businesses and organizations.

Skype Statistics

Skype User Count

How many people use Skype:

300 million monthly active users (2022) and 40 million daily active users (2020)

Skype Revenue Totals

Nothing to report just yet. Please check back soon for updates.

Additional 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

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

Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these statistics 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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Business Statistics, Messaging Apps Statistics, Social Media Statistics, Video Chat Statistics, Video Streaming Statistics

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