In just a few days, the many millions of the desktop Windows Live Messenger users will have to use Microsoft's Skype service. The transfer begins on April 8th, and once that happens, Skype could see a big boost in chat traffic.
However, Skype is pretty big on its own. Today, the official Skype blog announced a new milestone for the VoIP service; it now generates a whopping two billion minutes of calls every single day. The blog states, "That’s enough time to travel to the moon and back over 225 thousand times, walk around Earth more than 845 times or travel to Mars more than 5,400 times."
The blog also includes an infographic, shown below, that offers up some more "two billion minutes" stat comparisons for everyone to enjoy and/or ponder. Two billion of anything is a lot.
Microsoft will continue to expand the reach of Skype in the coming months. The company has confirmed that it will bring Skype integration to its Outlook.com email service at some point. Microsoft has also been hiring people to work on a team that will eventually bring Skype to the Xbox 360, and most likely the next generation Xbox game console.
Source: Skype blog | Image via Microsoft