WhatsApp’s New Year’s Eve 1.4 Billion Voice And Video Chats

In the New Year under the epidemic, most people choose to stay at home to spend the new year, and the usage of social platforms naturally reflects the trend.

Facebook announced the usage statistics of its three major platforms during the New Year’s Eve. Among them, WhatsApp recorded more than 1.4 billion voice and video chats globally on a single day on New Year’s Eve, breaking a single-day record.

Compared with previous years, the volume of WhatsApp calls was also Increase by more than 50%. Facebook also pointed out that in the US usage of Messenger, the volume of group chats (more than 3 people) is the largest in history, twice the usual.

Facebook stated on its official blog that in the past, a large number of users would send messages and upload photos during the New Year’s Eve, and the server would have been at a high peak. However, under the epidemic situation last year, the traffic has long surpassed the previous New Year’s Eve level. To this end, Facebook’s engineering department carried out a large-scale upgrade to strengthen the performance of infrastructure facilities.

Facebook also allocates a dedicated engineering team for each application on New Year’s Eve to deal with various problems at any time.


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