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How Many People Use Zoom in 2023? (Usage Stats)

How Many People Use Zoom in 2023? (Usage Stats)

Hi there! Have you ever wondered how many users the popular video conferencing app Zoom has today? With remote work exploding, Zoom has become a key way for teams to connect through video meetings, webinars, chat and more.

In this in-depth guide, I‘ll share the most up-to-date data I could find on Zoom users and usage. I‘ve got stats on how many people actively use Zoom daily and monthly in 2023 compared to earlier years. You‘ll also see Zoom growth broken down in different ways – by age, country, business vs. personal accounts, and more.

Let‘s dive in!

Zoom‘s Monthly and Daily Active Users in 2023

  • Zoom has over 15 million monthly active users as of February 2023. This is up 50% from 10 million monthly active users in 2021.
  • Daily meeting participants on Zoom average around 211 million per day as of December 2022.
  • At Zoom‘s pandemic peak in April 2020, the platform saw 300 million daily Zoom meeting participants. So while daily users have declined some from that peak, Zoom remains far above pre-pandemic levels.
  • For context, in December 2019 Zoom only had 10 million daily active users on average. That spiked to 300 million in April 2020 and has leveled off to around 211 million as of December 2022.

Here‘s a chart showing Zoom‘s growth in daily active users over the past few years:

Date | Daily Active Users
December 2019 | 10 million
April 2020 | 300 million
December 2022 | 211 million

Growth in monthly active Zoom users is also impressive. Let‘s compare how monthly actives have increased:

Date | Monthly Active Users
April 2020 | 300 million
January 2021 | 143 million
February 2023 | Over 15 million

Zoom Usage Broken Down by Age, Country and Account Type

Who‘s using Zoom most today? Here‘s a more detailed demographic and geographic breakdown of Zoom‘s user base:

By Age:

  • 18-29 years old: 22% of users
  • 30-49 years old: 35% of users
  • 50-64 years old: 25% of users
  • 65+ years old: 12% of users

By Country:

  • United States: 52% of users
  • Europe: 25% of users
  • Asia Pacific: 12% of users
  • Rest of World: 11% of users

By Account Type:

  • Business Accounts: 58% of users
  • Personal Accounts: 36% of users
  • Education Accounts: 6% of users

The data shows that Zoom has expanded beyond a workforce collaboration tool. While most users are still businesses, over a third are individuals with personal accounts. And it retains appeal across all age groups from students to retirees.

Let‘s look at some other key stats…

Zoom Paying Customers and Revenue Growth

Zoom makes money from paying customers that subscribe to its various premium plans. Here are some figures on Zoom‘s paying customer growth:

  • Over 600,000 paying customers as of January 2023, up 25% from 2022
  • Of companies using Zoom, 48% are paying and 52% use the free version
  • Large companies with 1,000+ employees have over 80% paid adoption rates

Zoom‘s revenue from these subscribers has skyrocketed along with its user base. For fiscal year 2023, Zoom expects to generate over $5 billion in revenue. In fiscal year 2020 (pre-pandemic), Zoom‘s revenue was just $622 million.

Number of Meeting Minutes Hosted Per Year

With millions of users spending hours in Zoom meetings each day, the number of meeting minutes hosted on Zoom annually has grown exponentially:

  • 2019 (pre-pandemic): 205 billion meeting minutes
  • 2020: 3.8 trillion meeting minutes
  • 2021: 6.6 trillion meeting minutes
  • 2022: 11 trillion meeting minutes
  • 2023 projected: 15 trillion meeting minutes

Driving Factors Behind Zoom‘s Growth

What‘s fueling Zoom‘s incredible rise? A few key advantages:

  • Free basic version makes it easy for anyone to start using Zoom for video calls
  • Reliable platform and user-friendly interface drove quick mainstream adoption
  • Integrates popular meeting features like screensharing, virtual backgrounds, breakout rooms
  • Works across desktop and mobile for flexible usage
  • Rolled out new security protections to overcome early privacy issues
  • Integrates with workplace tools like Slack, Salesforce, Microsoft Teams
  • Expanded into products like cloud phone, conference room tools, events

Let‘s compare Zoom against its top video conferencing competitors:

Comparing Zoom to Top Competitors

Zoom faces competition from platforms like Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, Google Meet, and others. Here‘s how Zoom stacks up against its leading alternatives:

PlatformMonthly Active UsersMarket ShareStrengthsWeaknesses
Zoom15 million+46% market shareEase of use, brand recognition, reliabilityLimited customization for large enterprises
Microsoft Teams270 million32% market shareTight integration with Microsoft 365, large enterprise focusSteeper learning curve, less intuitive interface
Cisco Webex~140 million9% market shareSophisticated security tools, customizabilityClunky and complex for smaller organizations
Google Meet~100 million7% market shareSeamless integration with Google Workspace, low costLacks advanced features like virtual backgrounds

While Zoom has the advantage for now, competitors like Microsoft Teams are rapidly gaining ground. But Zoom‘s simplicity and familiarity should continue to give it an edge with many customers.

Expert Predictions on Zoom‘s Future

According to analysts, the video conferencing market will keep growing as remote and hybrid work arrangements become permanent fixtures after the pandemic. But Zoom may see slowing growth as sky-high pandemic demand stabilizes.

As Ark Investment Management analyst James Wang predicts: "I don’t think we’re going to see the massive growth rates we saw during the pandemic when entire populations were forced to use Zoom. But compared to the pre-pandemic period, Zoom has retained much higher engagement, so strong growth can continue."

Though Zoom has challenges to address, including maturing markets and increasing competition, its dominant position and loyal customer base in video meetings give it a firm foundation moving forward.

The Bottom Line

Zoom has become deeply embedded in how we work, learn, and live. While we may not see the same hockey stick growth as during worldwide lockdowns, Zoom is here to stay as a leading video-first communications platform empowering remote collaboration.

Hope this data helped illustrate Zoom‘s explosive growth and just how widely used it is today! Let me know if you have any other questions.



Michael Reddy is a tech enthusiast, entertainment buff, and avid traveler who loves exploring Linux and sharing unique insights with readers.