By Erin Connolly, Product Manager, and Kunal Modi, Engineering Manager

New Year’s Eve is a time for reflection and celebration with friends and family. 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% more live videos than last year.

When you go live you can share your experiences with people you care about. With Facebook Live, people can still be in the same moment even if they aren’t in the same place.

People were excited to count down to 2018 with friends — wherever they were. 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.

The video shows Facebook data on live broadcasts per minute as midnight struck around the world. Each small blip on the globe represents 100 live videos, each large burst represents 1,000 live videos. Countries are color-coded based on the percentage of users that posted live videos.

 

Wherever you were and however you celebrated, all of us at Facebook wish you a happy New Year!

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