Skype celebrates 10-year anniversary

(WXYZ) - A popular video chat program is celebrating a milestone this week.

It's Skype's 10th anniversary. Over the last decade, people have used Skype to make more than 1.4 trillion minutes of voice and video calls.

Since the program's inception, people around the world have incorporated Skype into their daily routine –using it to stay in touch with their family and friends. 

To celebrate the milestone, the company has released interesting stats about people's habits using the program.

Skype says more than half of U.S. users say they've given someone a tour of their home via Skype.

And about 41 percent of Skype users have reunited with a long lost family member using the program.

An odd tidbit: Many Skype users have also admitted using the program in the bathroom.

Over the years, Skype has moved beyond calling to encompass a wide variety of ways to communicate, including instant messaging and even file sharing.

There are also reports  that Skype may be working on technology that will allow users to make 3-D video calls, but a Skype spokesperson tells 7 Action News there's nothing new to report on that front.

The company's official statement: "Skype's aim is to ensure our users can connect with the people they care about the most, wherever and whenever they are. We have lots of projects in our labs, many are experimental and not all of them make it into products. We have nothing to announce about 3D availability at this time." 

Do you use Skype regularly? Who do you chat with? Share your answers in the comment section below. 

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