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WhatsApp users made 1.4 billion calls worldwide on New Year’s Eve

According to Facebook, WhatsApp users around the world make more than 1.4 billion voice and video calls on New Year’s Eve, which is the highest number of calls per day on the platform.

WhatsApp calling for New Year’s Eve in 2020 has increased by more than 50% compared to the same day last year, the company said Friday, as Covid-19 made it difficult to meet with friends and family.

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Video calling has arguably become the most sought-after feature in 2020 as people keep in touch in the face of social distance and stay-at-home orders and turn to technology to get things done.

“Before Covid-19, New Year’s Eve caused the biggest surge in Facebook messaging, photo uploads, and social sharing around the world at midnight, but in March 2020, early New Year’s Eve, New was dwarfed. There was a surge in traffic on New Year’s Eve-and it lasted for months, “said Facebook technical program manager Caitlin Banford in a statement.

“This year, New Year’s Eve looked very different. The world could ring in 2021 as we had an engineering team throughout the Facebook app and were ready to support any issues.”
People celebrated the effect with messenger, and the top AR (Augmented Reality) effect in the United States was “2020 Fireworks”.

According to Facebook, New Year’s Eve in 2020 was the largest ever messenger group video call (3 or more) in the United States, nearly doubling daily group video calls compared to the average day.

According to the company, there were more than 55 million live broadcasts worldwide on Facebook and Instagram on New Year’s Eve.



WhatsApp users made 1.4 billion calls worldwide on New Year's Eve

https://www.zeebiz.com/technology/apps/news-whatsapp-users-globally-made-14bn-calls-on-new-years-eve-145021 WhatsApp users made 1.4 billion calls worldwide on New Year's Eve

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