Microsoft announced on Tuesday that the company now has more than 270 million monthly active Teams users as of 2022 Q2. That number has risen from 250 million monthly active users in July 2021.
During the Q2 2022 earnings call, Officials also reported that it now has more than 1.4 billion monthly active Windows 10 and Windows 11 users combined. Toward the end of 2021, the officials shared compensation figures that indicated slowing growth for its Teams platform. Some of the slow growth can be attributed to the law of large numbers.
It’s not all about large numbers
Another thing that could be slowing Teams growth is Microsoft’s decision last year to change the way it publicly discloses Teams usage numbers. It shifted from daily active users to monthly active users, making some industry experts think slowing growth might be behind the metrics change.
The Windows OS maker is currently trying to grow Teams beyond the established business base by tacking on customer features. For instance, the Teams Chat button is now integrated into the Windows 11 taskbar, hoping more Windows users may try out its additional capabilities.
Windows 11 will take time to catch on
Since not all devices have what it takes to run Windows 11, officials need to get creative about how the associated numbers are reported because the company upgraded the base requirements to run the newest OS.
Last April, the company announced that Windows 10 had 1.3 billion monthly active devices. It began rolling out Windows 11 in early October 2021 and hasn’t disclosed any information about how many people were using it. It will likely take some time before more people can upgrade their already largely satisfactory machines to newer, albeit more expensive, models to achieve the numbers Windows 10 still enjoys.