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10 most-talked about global moments and trends of 2016 on Facebook

Facebook revealed its 10 most-talked about global moments, events and trends of 2016, which were measured by how frequently a topic was mentioned in Facebook posts between January 1 and November 27, 2016. For the first time, Facebook also shared its Top 10 most popular Facebook Live videos, which were based on total cumulative views.

Out of 166 million monthly active users (MAU) in India for Facebook, 159 million are Mobile MAU; there are 85 million daily active users (DAU) and 81 million Mobile DAU.

Top 10 most talked about topics from India in 2016 on Facebook:

1.      Diwali

2.      Cricket

3.      Uri attacks and surgical attacks

4.      Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Movie)

5.      Hardwell (India Tour)

6.      Priyanka Chopra 

7.      Rio Olympics

8.      Pokemon Go

9.      Pathankot

10.  iPhone 7 launch 

TOP 10 LIVE VIDEOS on Facebook from India:











Global Top Moments on Facebook

1. US Presidential Election

2. Brazilian Politics

3. Pokemon Go

4. Black Lives Matter

5. Rodrigo Duterte & Philippine Presidential Election

6. Olympics

7. Brexit

8. Super Bowl

9. David Bowie

10. Muhammad Ali

Top 10 global Live videos:

1. Candace Payne, Chewbacca Mom

2. Ted Yoder, Soundscapes

3. Buzzfeed, Countdown to the next presidential election

4. Atlanta Buzz, People are lining up to hug police officers in Dallas

5. NBC News, Election results

6. Under the Hood, Video of a truck completely carved out of wood

7. Viral Thread, Population count from US to CA

8. CNN, Election results on Empire State building

9. Dena Blizzard, Pokemon Go for moms ”Chardonnay Go”

10. Super Deluxe, Election map

Your Year in Review

This month, many people will also see a personalized video in their News Feed of their meaningful moments from 2016 that they can edit and share with family and friends.


·         Facebook’s 2016 Year in Review Video

·         “Your Year in Review” Video

·         Candace Payne Live Screenshot

Most Instagrammed locations of 2016 from India:

1.    Marine Drive, Mumbai

2.    Taj Mahal

3.    Hauz Khas Village, New Dehli

4.    Juhu Beach, Mumbai

5.    India Gate, New Dehli 

6.    Baga Beach, Goa

7.    Connaught Place, New Dehli

8.    Select CITYWALK, New Delhi

9.    Golden Temple, Amritsar, Punjab 

10.               Nandi Hills, Bangalore

Most Used Hashtags from India:

1.    #love

2.    #instagood

3.    #fun

4.    #india

5.    #instagram

6.    #picoftheday

7.    #instapic

8.    #instadaily

9.    #instalike

10.  #photooftheday

Most Instagrammed Days in India:

·  10/30/16 – Diwali, Festival of Lights

·  11/14/16 – Children’s Day

·  10/11/16 – Dussehra, celebration of good over evil 

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