Microsoft says Skype users surge amid coronavirus outbreak

Microsoft says Skype users surge amid coronavirus outbreak

Microsoft Corp. said Monday that the Skype video calling platform saw a 70% increase in use in March from a month earlier, as more people went home during the coronavirus pandemic.

The platform is used by 40 million people, the company said in a blog post, adding that Skype-to-Skype calling minutes were up 220% from a month earlier.

(This story has not been edited by staff and is automatically generated from a syndicated feed.)

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