Microsoft: Skype users are spending more than two billion minutes a day


Microsoft has revealed that Skype users are spending more than two billion minutes a day and the company is happy to announce this new feat, even comparing it’s similarities to watching 1.6 million movies.

“Thank you for making Skype a part of your daily life. With numbers like these, it’s clear that Skype is for more than just for special occasions – it’s for being together with those who matter most – at work, at home and anywhere in between,” Microsoft stated in an official blog post.

Microsoft offered up a bit of analogies to compare the two billion minutes milestone. According to Microsoft, two billion minutes are similar to more than 33 million hours of people singing, laughing, joking, and keeping in touch. “That means 1,388,000 days of togetherness which make up more than 3,805 years of sharing or nearly 38 centuries of time spent on Skype in one day,” Microsoft added.

Not too long ago, we learned that Microsoft had plans to retire Windows Live Messenger in favor of Skype. Microsoft officially announced back in November of 2012 that Windows Live Messenger and Skype would become one and revealed that beginning April 8th of this year, the transition from Messenger to Skype would begin.

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