WhatsApp users make over 1.4bn phone calls on New Year’s Eve
Published: 02:34 PM, 2 January 2021
WhatsApp users all over the world have made more than 1.4 billion voice and video calls on New Year’s Eve. This is the highest number of calls ever made globally in a single day on the messaging app.
“More than 1.4 billion voice and video calls were made on New Year’s Eve 2020 globally, the most ever calls in a single day on WhatsApp. WhatsApp calling increased over 50% compared to the same day last year,” Facebook, the owner of the messenger, said in its press release on Friday.
More than 55 million live broadcasts were held on Facebook and Instagram on New Year’s Eve, the company added that.
WhatsApp is a free messaging service that supports voice calls. In 2014, the messenger was acquired by Facebook for $19 bln. In February 2020, the number of WhatsApp users all over the world reached two billion. - TASS