Millions shared live New Year moments on social media

Over 75 billion messages were sent by users on WhatsApp

By Author   |   Published: 4th Jan 2018   11:00 pm Updated: 5th Jan 2018   2:55 pm
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More than 10 million people around the world went live on Facebook to share their New Year’s Eve moments with their communities.

Facebook-owned WhatsApp also hit a new milestone on New Year’s Eve with more than 75 billion messages sent by its users.

The new record represents the most messages sent in a single day in the chat app’s history.

The previous record was set in 2016, also on New Year’s Eve, with 63 billion messages sent.

The 75 billion number included 13 billion images and five billion videos. The record was also set despite WhatsApp discontinuing support for Blackberry OS and Windows Phone services on December 31.

For the New Year’s Eve, Facebook had launched several live features, like live Augmented Reality (AR) effects and party hats.