WhatsApp sets new record on New Year’s Evening; More than 140 million voice and video calls were made, figure 50% higher than last year – Tech786

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  • More than 55 million live broadcasts on Facebook-Instagram
  • WhatsApp has more than 200 million active users worldwide

Tech786: On New Year’s Eve, users from all over the world used WhatsApp fiercely. Facebook stated in its post that WhatsApp users made more than 140 crore voice and video calls on New Year’s Eve. This is the highest number of calls made on a single day on the platform. WhatsApp is the largest messaging platform with more than 200 million active users worldwide.

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This figure is 50% higher than last year

The company further said that – This figure is 50% higher than the previous year. The full credit for this goes to the coronavirus epidemic, which forced people to stay indoors and this led to more users turning to video and voice calling to stay in touch with loved ones.
Video calling became arguably the most in-demand feature in 2020, as people turned to technology to stay in touch and work with the mandate of social distancing and home living.

Traffic was at its highest in March 2020

Caitlin Banford, the technical program manager at Facebook, said in a statement that – “Before Covid-19, the world’s largest spikes in messaging, photo uploads and social sharing were generated at midnight on New Year’s Eve. However, in March 2020, the epidemic produced a traffic spike that would blur New Year’s Eve several times and it lasted for months. “This year, New Year’s Eve looked very different, and we had Facebook K Apps had an engineering team, ready to support any issue.

5.5 crore + live broadcasts on Facebook-Instagram

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People were celebrated with impact in Messenger and the top AR (Augmented Reality) effect in the US was ‘2020 Firework’. Facebook said that New Year’s Eve 2020 was the biggest day for Messenger group video calls (3+ people) in the US, with group video calls made nearly 2 times more a day than the average day. The company said that – on New Year’s Eve, there were more than 55 million live broadcasts on Facebook and Instagram.

Last Updated on January 4, 2021 by admin

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