Less than two years after it unveiled its Slack competitor dubbed Microsoft Teams, the app has overtaken Slack according to data from Microsoft. An estimated 13 million users are on Microsoft Teams daily while 19 million use it on a weekly basis across 500,000 companies.
.@MicrosoftTeams reaches 13 million daily active users! Check out 4 new ways to help your teams communicate and collaborate better. #MSInspire— Microsoft 365 news (@MSFT365news) July 11, 2019
.@MicrosoftTeams reaches 13 million daily active users! Check out 4 new ways to help your teams communicate and collaborate better. #MSInspire
Slack stated back in April that it’s enjoying 10 million daily users but hasn't updated us on adoption rates since. One of the reasons for Microsoft Teams' success is the fact that it comes bundled with Office 365 subscriptions giving it a sizeably larger user base, especially in the enterprise sector. Slack on the other hand is preferred by smaller businesses who rely on Google’s G suite for productivity.
Either way, it will be interesting to see how the battle in the office collaboration app world develops going forward and if Microsoft can keep up its lead.