Social isolation in the main countries affected by the new coronavirus epidemic has more than doubled the volume of voice messages and audio calls on WhatsApp and Messenger.
The phenomenon was reported by the CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, at a conference on Wednesday (18).
The manager stated that the company would double the capacity of its servers to avoid interference or interruption of services.
However, the forecast is that this demand will grow even more since the number of people infected by the pandemic in the world continues to increase and forcing countries to adopt restrictive measures.
“We need to ensure that we are as capable as possible, from an infrastructure standpoint, to ensure that these things [services] stop working,” said Zuckerberg.
Data from the monitoring map of the coronavirus pandemic at the Johns Hopkins Medical University in the United States points to more than 222,000 patients infected with Covid-19 in 159 countries and territories, in addition to 9100 deaths.
At the conference, Zuckerberg spoke explicitly about the situation in Italy. According to him, the volume of voice calls in the country corresponds to the “normal peak” at the turn of the year. Residents are in full quarantine and can leave their homes only on essential occasions. The nation already has 35,000 confirmed cases and more than 2,900 deaths. From Wednesday (18) to Thursday (19), 478 patients died as a result of Covid-19 in the country.
Faced with the economic effects of the pandemic, Facebook announced plans to invest $ 100 million to guarantee financial aid to local businesses in at least 30 countries.
Also, Whatsapp will donate $ 1 million to the International Fact-Verification Network (IFCN) of the Poynter Institute to combat false news about the new coronavirus.
WhatsApp Presents Automatically Deleting Messages Feature
WhatsApp has now become one of the most popular online messaging applications and is used by many people. This makes WhatsApp even more serious about bringing new features to its users.
After previously presenting various interesting features such as Dark Mode and permanent mute chat, now WhatsApp is back with a new feature that is no less useful, namely automatic message deletion or called ‘Disappearing Message’.
It is known that this feature allows WhatsApp users to delete certain messages automatically within a pre-selected time frame. This is of course useful for ‘erasing traces’ when users send messages to certain people
Currently, this feature can still be used to delete messages after the message has been sent for 7 days. But in the future, users may choose a shorter time, such as 1 day or 1 hour after the message is sent.
In addition, WhatsApp also informed us that there are limitations to this feature. Where this feature can only work if the user and the recipient of the message both activate the ‘Disappearing Message’ feature. If one user does not activate this feature, this feature will not work.
Then messages that are deleted automatically are not necessarily completely deleted from WhatsApp. Yes, the article still appears if the recipient of the message is forwarding it to another user.
WhatsApp Web Will Get Video Call and Voice Capabilities Soon
WhatsApp web can do many things like the mobile version. Instant messaging services can send and receive messages, photos, videos, and documents.
For the most part, the WhatsApp web can perform quite well as a Messenger service. However, one downside of this platform is the lack of voice and video call support.
However, everything changed immediately. According to a report from WABetaInfo, they found some evidence that suggests WhatsApp Web will soon introduce video and voice calling capabilities.
Basically, the presence of video and voice calls is not too surprising. In fact, the surprising thing is that it has taken time so far to introduce capabilities, as quoted from Ubergizmo, Thursday (22/10/2020).
WhatsApp is a messaging service owned by Facebook. Well, the Facebook Messenger service already offers a similar feature on the desktop along with other messaging clients.
So, it’s more of a matter of when than whether the feature will come to WhatsApp Web. In today’s video conferencing era when it comes to working and school, video call and voice features are needed as an alternative.
This is How many words ‘5G’ was spoken at the Apple event last October
Apple has recently officially announced the presence of its newest smartphone, the iPhone 12 Series, which comes with a number of updates. But the main thing that Apple emphasizes on the iPhone 12 is support for 5G networks.
Yes, Apple is very pleased that they have finally been able to bring 5G support to its iPhone where other smartphone manufacturers have actually started releasing 5G smartphones from the end of 2019.
Despite having to sacrifice a screen that still doesn’t have a 120Hz refresh rate, Apple is apparently quite proud of their iPhone 12 that it says the word ‘5G’ too often.
Recently, a Twitter user by the name of OnlyTechAE has uploaded a video showing a cut of a presentation at the Apple Event on October 14, 2020 yesterday where Apple officials said the word ‘5G’.
The video also shows how many words ‘5G’ was spoken in the presentation. Where these words were spoken by Apple officials to their own CEO, Tim Cook.
One Twitter user also took the time to count how many words ‘5G’ were spoken in the presentation. As a result, there were 68 mentions of the word ‘5G’ in the presentation. This certainly makes a lot of laughs seeing how Apple is very proud of 5G.
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