11+ Microsoft Teams Statistics

Updated · May 20, 2023

Have you ever wondered what happened to all the video conferencing platforms after virtually everyone got back to the office and in-person classes?

Well, most of these apps are still thriving, as 74% of US companies have switched (or plan on switching) to a hybrid work model.

Microsoft Teams is one of those that continue to succeed. Admittedly, the platform isn’t growing quite as quickly as it was during the pandemic, but Teams still has a pretty solid audience.

See how big it is with the following Microsoft Teams statistics.

Telling Microsoft Teams Stats (Editor’s Choice)

  • Two years after its launch, Teams generated $800 million in revenue.
  • Teams recorded 700% YoY revenue increase in 2020.
  • The pandemic helped Microsoft Teams attract 44 million users in just six months.
  • Users spent 2.7 billion minutes in meetings on Microsoft Teams in March 2020.
  • 100 million students use Microsoft Teams as one of their learning tools.
  • In 2021, the platform had 115 million daily active users.
  • Teams started out 2022 with 270 million monthly users.

How Many Microsoft Teams Users Are There?

When everything was shutting down, many institutions chose Teams as their major video conferencing platform, and—despite lockdowns being a thing of the past now—some are still using it to this day.

Let’s dive deep into Teams’ user base.

1. In 2021, a quarter of a billion people used Microsoft Team every month.

(Source: Business of Apps)

Can you even picture how many people that is?

That’s five times the population of Colombia.

Back in pre-pandemic times, the platform only had 20 million daily users. Then 2020 came along and that number nearly quadrupled, reaching 75 million Microsoft Teams active users. One more year and the count was at 115 million.

Those are only daily users, though. If we broaden the scope a bit and look at monthly active users instead, that’s when we get the 250 million we mentioned above.

2. Microsoft User growth has been slowing post-pandemic.

(Source: Geekwire)

Do people still use Microsoft Teams?

Yes, just not as much as they used to when everything was “remote” and not “hybrid.” It’s understandable that as more people return to the office and to school, less users will spend time on Microsoft Teams or any other web conferencing platforms

In January 2022, Teams recorded 270 million monthly active users. This represents an 8% increase compared to July’s 250 million figure. Now, while growth is always good, it’s nothing compared to the growth the platform experienced during the pandemic.

(Source: Business of Apps)

The majority of people on Microsoft Teams fall on the 35-54 age group, accounting for 60% of the collaboration software’s user base.

Surprisingly, baby boomers are more likely to use Teams than the youngest generations. Those aged 18-34 make up 18% of the user base, whereas the 55+ age group represents 20% of Teams users.

Now, in regards to gender distribution, it seems men favor Teams, as they account for 72% of the app’s users.

4. 650,000 business companies report that their online communication package includes Teams.

(Source: UC Today)

Let’s go over Microsoft Teams for business statistics.

Microsoft holds 40% of the global office suite market. Just in the US, 879,851 companies use Microsoft Office 365—that includes basic tools like Word and PowerPoint, as well as some handy “extras,” like Outlook, OneDrive, and Teams.

All these tools are compatible and integrated with one another, allowing users to seamlessly switch between them and share their progress with others. In fact, 88% of employees claim Teams helps them save time just by having everything they need in one place. 

Furthermore, Teams helps companies reduce the amount of overnight trips they have to take. We’re talking 150+ fewer outings (and the costs associated with them).

5. More than 240,000 educational institutions used Teams in 2021.

(Source: Multiskills)

Let’s go over some more Microsoft Teams online numbers.

By the time the pandemic hit, at least 240,000 schools and universities had chosen Teams for their distance learning activities. This equates to roughly 100 million students and 100 million individuals who work as staff and faculty being on Teams in February 2021.

That’s 30 million more students than there were in September 2020, which means Teams’ presence in the education segment grew by 42.8% in just five months.

6. Microsoft Teams stats suggest there were 500,000 organizations in 2019.

(Source: Business of Apps)

If you’ve used the platform, then you know that you can create teams on, well, Teams.

If you don’t know what we’re talking about, don’t fret. Basically, each team on the platform represents a group of users.

In 2017, the year when Microsoft launched the platform, the number of organizations amounted to a modest 50,000. A year later, that number had skyrocketed to 200,000. By 2019, there were half a million organizations. And that was before the pandemic….

What You Need to Know About Microsoft Teams’ Market Share

Teams is easily one of the top competitors in the online video and audio conferencing industries, Together with Slack, Zoom, and Google Meet, the platform ranks among the most popular apps.

Let’s see how much of the market each one takes.

7. Microsoft Teams accounted for 14.5% of the market in 2021.

(Source: Digital Information World)

Microsoft Teams’ competitors Zoom and Google Meet are the top contenders in the industry. The former holds a 48.7% share; the latter, 21.8%

Teams comes in third with 14.5%, which is a 4.8% increase from 2020, when the platform’s market share was just 9.7%.

A bit shockingly, Slack came fifth after Skype, taking just 3.6% of the market. The situation was much different in 2020 when Skype was first (32.4%) and Slack was third (17.7%) but such is life.

(Source: Digital Information World)

In other words, Microsoft Teams’ worldwide presence is nothing to scoff at. After all, it’s the dominating platform in 20% of all countries. 

Although this may seem like a big number, the thing is that those countries have relatively smaller markets. Microsoft Teams is popular in Eastern Europe and in the South African region. 

Zoom, for comparison, is people’s favorite video conferencing app in 44 countries, including the US, the UK, Canada, Australia, Rusia, Mexico, and Brazil.

Fun fact: It seems Dutch and Norwegian people prefer looking at the faces of other participants when holding a conference. Microsoft statistics show that they turn the camera on for 60% of the calls. On the other side of the spectrum, people in India and Singapore opt for visuals around 25% of the time.

9. Microsoft Teams’ revenue grew by $6 billion in 2020.

(Source: Business of Apps)

Microsoft doesn’t specify how much of its revenue comes from Teams, but we can make an estimate.

Based on the number of Microsoft Teams’ online users in 2017 (two million), the platform kicked it off with $10 million. The figure quickly increased to $200 million in 2018, and then $800 million in 2019.

2020, though, is a whole different story—Teams made $6.8 billion, recording a 700% YoY revenue increase.

10. People spent a combined 2.7 billion minutes in meetings on Teams.

(Source: Business of Apps)

It’s crazy how much time we spend using technology, especially when work comes into the equation.

Microsoft Teams stats show that in just one day—March 12, 2020, to be specific—users spent a combined 560 million minutes attending meetings. Just a couple of weeks after that, Microsoft recorded a total of 2.7 billion meeting minutes, which equates to 45 million hours.

Fun fact: Meetings take up 31 working hours of an employee’s month. Between all those meetings and the time everybody spends procrastinating, one has to wonder when anyone manages to get work done.

Microsoft Teams Statistics in 2022

What’s new with Microsoft Teams?

Just enough to grab your attention.

11. As of June 2022, Microsoft’s stock is valued at around $270 per share.

(Source: Companies Market Cap)

While there’s no such thing as Microsoft Teams stock, the platform undeniably contributes to the overall price of Microsoft’s shares.

Microsoft’s market capitalization hit an all-time high in November 2021, reaching $2.58 trillion. Since then, it has been on a downwards trend, falling at around $2 trillion in June 2022.

Currently, the company ranks #3 in the global list. Apple and Saudi Aramco climb ahead with $2.2 trillion and $2.1 trillion, respectively.

12. Microsoft Teams is working on introducing games to the digital workspace.

(Source: The Verge)

Microsoft is currently working on bringing games such as Solitaire and Wordament to online meetings so that employees can also use Microsoft Teams for fun and team-building, not just for work.

And just when you thought that remote working would have a negative impact on the collaborative experience, Teams decided to make you think again.

Wrap Up

Many think that as more people go back to in-person activities, online video platforms will begin to slowly fade away from existence—and maybe they will at some point in time, but we at Web Tribunal don’t think that will happen any time soon. 

For instance, none of the Microsoft Teams statistics above suggest that the platform will drop off the face of the Earth tomorrow, do they?

After all, remote work is certainly not gone for good, and it only makes sense that Teams continues to evolve, endeavoring to keep being relevant to people out there.

To stay on top of all the new things about Teams, stay tuned.

Nick Galov
Nick Galov

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