Social networks Facebook and Instagram have reducated the quality of your videos in Europe so that the networks of the region can cope with demand of people who have had to stay in their homes as a measure to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.
In this sense, Facebook has followed in the footsteps of the ‘streaming’ platforms Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and YouTube, which have adopted the same measure to avoid possible overloads in the network or in the service.
Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and YouTube did it before
Both Facebook and Instagram will “temporarily reduce” the resolution of their services in Europe, according to a spokesman for the company to the Engadget portal.
“To help avoid any possible network overload, we will temporarily reduce bit rates for videos on Facebook and Instagram in Europe,” said the Facebook spokesperson.
“We are committed to working with our partners to manage any bandwidth restrictions during this high-demand period, while ensuring that people can stay connected using Facebook applications and services during the Covid-19 pandemic,” he said.