Facebook and Instagram reduce the flow of their videos in Europe

Facebook and Instagram reduce the flow of their videos in Europe

After Netflix and others, it's Facebook's turn to limit the flow of its videos. In full containment, the European digital commissioner, Thierry Breton, put pressure on the main video services so that they reduce their bandwidth consumption.

To help limit any potential network congestion, we are going to temporarily reduce bit rates for videos on Facebook and Instagram in Europe, said the social network.

Earlier, Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV + and myCanal complied with this request from operators.

As for Facebook messaging, calls (audio and video) have doubledsaid Mark Zuckerberg. A situation in which the company is taking measures by ardently strengthening its infrastructure. For WhatsApp, the server capacity has already doubled.

You should know that in France, according to Arcep, Netflix, Google (all services combined, including YouTube) and Facebook alone mobilize about 45% of the bandwidth of operators.

Also under pressure, Canal + gives operators the possibility of suspending the broadcasting of its 4K channels on their boxes. Finally, Disney + has agreed to postpone its launch in France from March 24 to April 7.