Microsoft Teams is all set to be the biggest business chat platform


It’s been two years since Microsoft launched its business chat and collaboration toolcalled Microsoft Teams. The app was launched to rival with other business chat solutions such as Slack and Google Hangout.

Since its launch Microsoft Team is gathered a lot of momentum, mainly due to the fact that it was part of the Office 365 solution by Microsoft which has a strong foothold in the enterprise market.

To celebrate, today Microsoft shared some figures on the adoption and success of Microsoft Teams worldwide.

According to Microsoft: “Teams is now used by 500,000 organizations, including 91 of the Fortune 100. It’s also getting eight new features: Microsoft Whiteboard, Data Loss Prevention (DLP) in chats and conversations, live events, live captions, information barriers, customized backgrounds, Intelligent Capture, and secure private channels. Three are available today, two are “coming soon,” and three are coming “later this year.”

The company also announced, “Microsoft itself has moved from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams. After four months, Microsoft’s internal migration of 180,000 employees and vendors to Microsoft Teams is complete. Microsoft is now using Teams for all chat, calling, and meetings (except in countries that block Teams).”

Microsoft Teams is currently available in 44 languages across 181 markets. Microsoft also plans to roll out support for nine additional languages: Hindi, Filipino, Bengali, Telugu, Tamil, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada, and Malayalam. A final timeline of the roll-out has not yet been provided Microsoft.

Though Microsoft has not shared that how many individual users are using Teams, but we can guess make a safe guess that the user base is bigger than Google’s Hangout and Facebook’s Workplace, mainly because of the strong presence Microsoft has enjoyed in the corporate sector since forever.


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