Today Skype broke a new record, reaching 27 million users online simultaneously.
The announcement comes shortly after the iOS video chat release, and indicates that the recent growth in Skype’s customer base can be accredited to the rise in popularity of video chat on smartphones.
Although video chat has been available for some time, it seems as though it has only recently been coming into its own. In fact only last week Skype announced that Video calling had accounted for approximately 41.5% of all Skype-to-Skype minutes in the second half of 2010 and introduced Group Video Calling as part of their new Premium package.
As they plan to enter the Android and TV markets, these numbers will only continue to grow.