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Corona virus outbreak increases use of social media sites

The new fowl corona virus outbreak has led to an increase in social media use around the world, with Facebook apps benefiting the most.

Releasing Facebook’s quarterly report, Mark Zuckerberg said, “For the first time, more than 3 billion people are using Facebook Instagram, WhatsApp Messenger every month, with more than 2.6 billion Facebook users alone. More than 1.3 billion people are using one of our services every day.

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In fact, the number of 3 billion is huge because the total number of Internet users worldwide is close to 4 billion 70 million.

In countries most affected by the Corona virus, the number of messaging, voice and audio calling services on Facebook has also increased significantly.

According to Mark Zuckerberg, “In Italy, for example, time spent on our apps increased by 70%, Instagram and Facebook live views doubled in one week, while group video calling rates increased by 1,000%.” ‘

“The company is working to make the services run smoothly and there is a big challenge because our teams are working from home at the moment,” he said.

Facebook recently introduced a video feature called Messenger Rooms that allows up to 50 people to be part of a video conference without the need for a Facebook account, as well as the WhatsApp video and audio call limit. Increased from 4 to 8 people.


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On the other hand, the number of Twitter users has also increased as a result of this epidemic.

During the first quarter of this year, the number of daily users of this social media site reached 166 million as against 134 million in the same period last year.

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“In these difficult times, Twitter has become more important than ever. We are helping people deliver information and providing people with a unique way to come together and share with each other,” said Jack Dorsey, CEO of the company. Help or provide entertainment.

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