Skype has reached a major milestone this week, with users now spending two billion minutes per day connecting with one another.
The feat, equivalent to 1,388,000 days of collaboration, marks a continuing rise in popularity for the voice messaging service, bought by Microsoft in 2011.
“Two billion minutes is a testament to our users who are making Skype the everyday communications hub that brings people together," says Elisa Steele, Skype blogger.
"This massive amount of connection – enough time to watch 16 million movies – is also a testament to the hard work of our product teams who have enabled these great experiences."
But just how big is two billion minutes? Take a gander below to find out:
• 33 million hours
• 1,388,000 days
• 3,805 years
Two billion minutes is also enough time to:
• Walk around the globe more than 845 times
• Fly around the world by plane more than 700 thousand times
• Travel to Mars more than 5,400 times
• Travel to the moon and back over 225 thousand times
• Watch over 16 million movies
• Run 6.6 million marathons
Starting April 8, Microsoft will begin upgrading customers from Messenger to Skype.
The company says the process will take a few weeks to complete, and comes later than the original March 15 date Microsoft previously mentioned.
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