As of March, the number of daily active users of Baidu app reached two point two two Billion, a year-on-year increase of 28%; search volume in app end increased by 45% year-on-year, and the length of information flow users increased by 51% year-on-year. The number of creators of baijiahao content exceeded 3 million, an increase of 44% year on year; the number of monthly active users of Baidu smart applet reached three point five four Billion yuan, up 96% year on year.
In March, the number of voice interactions of Xiaodu assistant on Xiaodu first party devices reached 3.3 billion, nearly five times that of the same period last year. The total number of small assistant voice interactions reached 6.5 billion, nearly three times that of the same period last year.
It is worth noting that Baidus board of directors recently approved a stock buyback plan for 2020, which is valid until July 1, 2021, according to which the company can buy back up to US $1 billion of shares.