The tenth anniversary of Windows Live Messenger is a tremendous milestone, but the Messenger team isn’t the only one celebrating this summer.
Last December we launched Windows Live Photos, giving you a place to upload and share all of your photos. Since then, we’ve gotten lots of fantastic feedback from you allowing us to make the service even better.
A few weeks ago we hit a milestone for Windows Live Photos: one billion photos uploaded!
This is a significant part of the more than seven billion photos posted on Windows Live today (most of which were uploaded before we launched "Windows Live Photos" as a separate service). Just how significant is a billion photos? Well, if you signed up for a new account and started uploading one photo per second, you would upload your billionth photo some time in 2040! According to a report by Forrester Research last year, the average owner of a digital camera only takes 28 digital photos per month. At that rate, it would take the entire population of Seattle nearly five years to take a billion photos!
While we’re excited about the number of photos uploaded, we’re even more excited that you’re taking so many photos and sharing them with your family and friends. As of this month, users have shared their photo albums over 250 million times! That’s a lot of aunts, uncles, grandparents and friends happy to see what’s going on in your life.
We think the best way to share your photos is with Windows Live Photos, and it’s great to see that so many of you do, too. We look forward to the next billion photos!
-The Windows Live Photos team