2020 Year in Review: Top moments and occasions on Facebook

Facebook has shared the pinnacle moments of 2020 amongst customers in India and globally. Facebook has divided the pinnacle moments into six topics primarily based totally at the maximum mentioned occasions of the 12 months.

2020 became a 12 months committed to icons in distinctive fields beginning with the passing of Kobe Bryant which became the maximum mentioned second on Facebook this 12 months. Facebook customers withinside the US, Mexico and the Philippines shared the maximum posts and pix celebrating Kobe Bryant’s life. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Badger’s passing additionally noticed a big commemoration on line with greater than 6 million posts in in the future on Facebook and Instagram. Her passing became shared with many the use of the hashtag #restinpower.

India additionally witnessed the passing of icons including Irrfan Khan, Rishi Kapoor, Sushant Singh Rajput, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam and Pranab Mukherjee.

Covid-19 became surely the maximum mentioned occasion this 12 months. Under Covid-19 there have been distinctive occasions recorded on Facebook and Instagram. During the complete of March, 1.five million Spaniards used the hashtag #aplausosanitario to explicit their gratitude for scientific staff. The lockdown in Italy additionally noticed Facebook and Instagram Live views double as citizens sang on balconies in the course of quarantine.

Live publicizes from Pages in India additionally tripled in June 2020 in comparison to final 12 months. Facebook additionally stated that its fundraiser characteristic and the ‘I for India’ fundraiser live performance additionally witnessed over eighty five artists enhance price range for human beings stricken by the pandemic. There have been greater fundraiser concert events including ‘#BeForBENGAL’ hung on World Music Day to elevate price range for the sufferers of Amphan. Globally, over 1.three million human beings raised greater than $35 million to assist the ones stricken by the Australian wildfires. Facebook stated this became the most important fundraiser ever on its platform.

2020 additionally witnessed the most important cognizance for the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement. Conversations around Black Lives Matter tripled with a median of 7.five million mentions on Facebook each day. This became 3 weeks after George Flyod’s death.

The US presidential election became some other primary occasion that occurred in 2020. Prior to the election in August, Kamala Harris’ Vice Presidential choice statement noticed greater than 10 million posts in in the future. This occasion became exceedingly mentioned in India attributable to her Indian lineage.

2020 additionally caused occasions and gala’s going digital beginning with the vacation week of April 6 for Easter and Passover which became the most important week for organization video calls on Messenger. This became additionally the maximum famous week for Facebook stay publicizes from religious Pages. Diwali became additionally a large digital birthday party with Facebook witnessing greater than 7.five million posts and feedback shared among October 20 and November 10.

Facebook has additionally for the primary time, curated the pinnacle cultural moments of 2020. These occasions had been decided on as people with the very best tiers of interplay throughout Facebook’s apps.

Heidi Phillips