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WhatsApp doubles the capacity of its servers to respond to the increase in use by the coronavirus

The demand for audio messages and video calls doubled on WhatsApp and for this reason Facebook reinforced the ability of its servers to respond to demand.


I announced that it is

reinforcing its infrastructure

to answer the

increased use due to the epidemic



 , and for this reason it has

doubled server capacity

the messaging application


, also your property.

The CEO and founder of


Mark Zuckerberg


 , assured in a press conference on Wednesday that the use of

video calls and voice calls



 was gone

duplicate in passes with quarantine measures

against covid-19 coronavirus like Italy.

To respond to this, Facebook ensures that it has increased its infrastructure and its servers in general, and specifically on WhatsApp the capacity of the servers has doubled.

"A massive outbreak is not yet happening in every country in the world. If it does happen, we have to make sure that we control the situation at the infrastructure level to ensure that things are not saturated," said Zuckerberg, quoted by the Mashable specialized site.

Also, the founder of the company has assured that in the current situation, the infrastructure of Facebook is "in a sustained way beyond the peak that occurs on New Year's Day."


Facebook has also wanted to combat disinformation related to the coronavirus and has launched a new information center on the disease from reputable sources such as the World Health Organization (WHO), located in the

news feed

from your homonymous social network.

This feature, which is already available in countries such as Spain, Italy, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States, will be extended to more countries this Thursday, according to the company announced in a statement sent to Europa Press. In turn, this resource is also available on a special WhatsApp site, available at


In addition, the US company has made its collaborative work tool Workplace Advance available to governments free of charge for the next 12 months to respond to emergency situations.


. (tagsToTranslate) WhatsApp doubles the capacity of its servers to respond to the increase in use by the coronavirus – LA NACION