No less than 1.4 billion voice and video calls were made on WhatsApp on New Year’s Eve globally, the company says, and this is an increase of no less than 50 percent versus the same period a year before when everything in the world was still normal.
Furthermore, Facebook says Instagram also recorded a huge spike on the same day. Facebook and Instagram together recorded more than 55 million live broadcasts on New Year’s Eve, according to official numbers.
People celebrating from the safety of their homes
“Before COVID-19, New Year’s Eve generated Facebook’s biggest spikes in messaging, photo uploads and social sharing at midnight across the world,” Caitlin Banford, technical program man… (read more)
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