Here are some of the more interesting Skype statistics and facts I've been able to dig up recently. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available. As I continue to break out statistic posts for each of the larger social networks and digital companies, I offer up today statistics for the granddaddy of video chat apps: Skype. Despite only launching in 2003, it feels like Skype has been around forever. Skype hasn't gotten nearly as much publicity since Microsoft acquired them in 2011 and a number of large, viable competitors have emerged over the years; not the least of which is Google with their popular Hangouts app and Apple's Facetime app which is natively baked into their devices. Despite all of this, Skype is still going strong and has a healthy and loyal user base. With a platform as large as Skype, there are a number of angles to measure their size and growth by. Here are some of the most interesting Skype statistics I have been able to dig up in my travels. I hope you find this data helpful. Skype Facts Skype website: skype.com Skype release date:\u00a0August 29, 2003 Headquarters:\u00a0Luxembourg Skype owner: Microsoft Year Skype was purchased by Microsoft:\u00a02011 Skype creators:\u00a0Priit Kasesalu\u00a0and\u00a0Jaan Tallinn Skype Statistics Amount Microsoft paid for Skype: $8.5 billion How many people use Skype: 300 million monthly active users (Tweet this stat) Last updated 6\/5\/19 40 million daily active users Last updated 4\/29\/20 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): 25% 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\u00a010\/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\u00a010\/30\/17 \tThis report\u00a0is available in an annual industry report. Some of the data in industry reports include: \tUsers \tDemographics \tRevenue \tGrowth \tEtc.-\u00a0all in one place I try to go through each and every stat regularly and update as much as possible, but we all know that some stats are easier to track down than others. As always, every stat is linked to its original source and has the source date listed. To get your copy of the report, click on the button below to purchase it. Report 1: Messaging App Company Report (Apple, Facebook Messenger, Kik, LINE, QQ, Skype, Snapchat, Viber, WeChat and WhatsApp).