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COVID-19 lockdown brings users to Facebook


The quarantine lockout corresponds to an unprecedented amount of Facebook subscribers. CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a variety of different indicators on a conference call that showed a major increase in Facebook use during the wider shutdown of quarantine.

More than 3 billion web consumers, including the key Facebook site, Instagram, Chat and WhatsApp, revealed Zuckerberg over the last month. This figure constitutes nearly two thirds of all Internet users worldwide. This is a record for the network which registered 2.60 billion active monthly average users in Q1.


The company’s contact devices have seen a substantial rise in recent weeks. Zuckerberg has reported more granular measurements of the doubling use of voice and video calls, the doubling of impressions on Facebook and Instagram live photos, and the time spent on social video calls in recent weeks has risen by 1000 per cent.

The business expected the use will be reversed after the shelter is dismantled, while Zuckerberg stressed the Facebook’s lockout incentives may be achieved. “As the climate evolves rapidly, there are new requirements for humans, so this means that more items have to be developed,” he said.

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Wednesday, Facebook announced their Q1 profits with a quarterly profit of 17.74 billion dollars. While the company announced the usage of such resources had increased, it also stated that at the end of the quarter the business saw a “major decrease” in demand for advertising, reporting that the first few weekend in April saw flat year on year rise.

Ayeni Sylvester
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