My New Year's Eve was particularly caricature. Look, I didn't book a restaurant for dinner. Relying on luck, I came across house behind closed house and the few that were open already had obviously all the tables complete. The scenario began to be worrying … even the mall was closed in one of the quieter cities of Beira Alta. It was 9:30 pm and I found myself sending I don't know how many messages via WhatsApp asking which houses would be open. Without knowing it, it would be contributing to a new record number of messages sent.
Eventually I found a typical house after I had called it, no longer hoping. Unfortunately when the bill came I realized why this was the only house with free tables. Well, at least the menu didn't disappoint, and the company was the best she could wish for.
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During this New Year's Eve I was exchanging some messages with friends and family. Gone are the days when sms were sent to all contacts wishing a merry christmas or happy new year. Nowadays we have WhatsApp for that. And for calls. And for so many other communications.
WhatsApp sent 75 billion messages via New Year's Eve
Apparently I wasn't the only one using WhatsApp this New Year's Eve and early 2018. Far from it.
According to her own numbers, on New Year's Eve more than 75 billion messages were sent during the period between 0 am and 11:59 pm PST on December 31.
More than 13 billion images and 5 billion videos were also sent. Needless to say, users of this service had a lot of content to share during this New Year's Eve. The record number of messages sent in this short time speaks for itself.
Already last July the brand had said that per day would be sent about 55 billion messages, 4.5 billion photos and 1 billion videos. Numbers that reflect the average usage of this service. Thus, we can see that although the new year was a peak of use, what grew most was the record number of videos and images uploaded.
And you sent a lot of messages via WhatsApp during New Year's Eve?