WhatsApp recorded 1.4 billion calls on New Year's Eve
This is a 50% increase from New Years Eve 2019
A historic record for a particular year. On New Year's Eve, WhatsApp recorded 1.4 billion audio and video calls to its app on New Year's Eve, reports Phonandroid.
This is a record, messaging having increased its statistics by 50% compared to the previous New Year's Eve. Facebook, which has owned the app to two billion users since 2014, gave further New Year figures in a statement posted on its blog Friday.
Happy New Year! 🎉- Facebook (@Facebook) January 1, 2021
We're thrilled we could be a part of so many celebrations around the world.
Wishing you and yours a safe and healthy 2021. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/sT6p3V7ct4
The Covid-19 involved
Thus, Messenger also broke records. The number of group video calls has doubled compared to other days of the year. Together, Facebook and Instagram also broadcast on New Year's Eve more than 55 million cumulative lives.
The coronavirus pandemic probably played a part in these record statistics. Many people were unable to assemble due to containment, curfews, and travel restrictions. The first lockdowns implemented around the world in March had already generated peaks in calls and activity on these platforms.
And according to Facebook, his teams have been working hard to make the New Year go smoothly. “We had teams of engineers in Facebook applications, ready to take charge of any problem so that the world could make calls in 2021,” said Caitlin Banford, technical program manager for the group.