Skype Hits 27 Million Simultaneous Users – Highest Yet

Yesterday, Skype hit a record in the number of people who were simultaneously using the service. During peak hours, 27 million users were logged in to the service which is up 2 million from the previous record.

The reasons that an extra couple of million people might have been logged on is due to some recent changes such as the iOS version of the app allowing video calls to be made.

We also learn that 102.5 billion minutes of calls were made in 2010. This number means that the service accounted for 1 out of every 5 minutes of international calls made last year.

Video chat is also becoming popular and now accounts for 40 percent of all calls made by Skype users.

We expect to see the service continue to grow throughout 2011.

Via: GigaOM

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