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Microsoft Teams surpasses 20 million daily active users; rival Slack shares slip

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Published Nov 20, 2019, 11:11 am IST
Updated Nov 20, 2019, 11:11 am IST
Microsoft Teams, used by companies such as General Electric and SAP, competes with Slack Technologies Inc.
Teams allows users to chat, share files, make calls and hold web video conferences.
 Teams allows users to chat, share files, make calls and hold web video conferences.

Microsoft Corp said on Tuesday its workplace messaging app, Teams, has more than 20 million daily active users, up from 13 million in July.

The software maker offers the app as part of some Office365 business packages, as well as a free version. Teams allows users to chat, share files, make calls and hold web video conferences.

 

Microsoft Teams, used by companies such as General Electric and SAP, competes with Slack Technologies Inc.

Slack, whose customers include Electronic Arts Inc and Nordstrom Inc, reported more than 10 million daily active users in the second quarter ended July 31.

Slack’s shares fell 8.4 per cent following the news, to USD 21.18. They are down 45 per cent from the close of their first day of trade in June.

Microsoft Teams also competes with Workplace by Facebook Inc and Cisco Systems Inc’s Webex Teams.

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