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Millions share messages on WhatsApp, Facebook Live on New Year’s Eve

Millions across the globe took WhatsApp and Facebook Live to greet their family, friends and loved ones on Eve of New Year 2018.

Millions across the globe took WhatsApp and Facebook Live to greet their family, friends and loved ones on Eve of New Year 2018.

In India alone, the 200 million monthly active users on WhatsApp sent over 20 billion messages on New Year’s Eve, said Facebook. These record breaking messages were exchanged despite outage on WhataApp in India and other parts of world just before New Year.

People sent a record-breaking 75 billion messages on WhatsApp, including over 13 billion images and 5 billion videos.

More than 10 million people around the world went live on Facebook to share their New Year’s Eve moments with their communities.

“The night topped last year’s live broadcast activity, with people sharing 47 per cent more live videos than last year,” Erin Connolly, Product Manager at Facebook, wrote in a blog post on Wednesday.

“We saw more than 3 times as many broadcasts with a friend on New Year’s Eve compared to an average day in December, making it the biggest day so far for Live With,” added Erin Connolly.

Las Vegas, Orlando, Detroit, Memphis, New York, Houston, Chicago, Honolulu, San Antonia and Milwaukee were top 10 cities in USA where people went live on new year.

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