Facebook is a popular free Social networking site that allows users to create profiles, upload photos, and videos,send message to anyone connected with you on facebook and stay in touch.
facebook no doubt has revolutionised everything social. It was created in 2004, and it has been growing ever since.
2004: Welcome to thefacebook.com
This is a snapshot from the earliest days of facebook. Before it had 1 billion users, the site was available only to Harvard Students.
2005: The original facebook profile
This is a facebook profile in 2005. Back then users could specify they were looking for random play.
2006: Mark Zuckerberg’s profile
In 2006 facebook was given first major redesign. A news feed was added to a user’s homepage and a mini feed appeared on individual profile pages.
2008: facebook’s homepage
An enticing welcome page for the facebook’s increasing visitors.
2009: facebook’s Homepage
In 2009, the News Feed was replaced with a Real-Time Stream. Facebook also asked users, ” What’s on your mind?” making facebook users share status updates.
2010: Profiles get a update
Facebook uplifted it’s profile pages again in 2010
2010: facebook Pages
In 2010, companies and celebrities could invite fans and customers to connect with them on facebook.
2011: Video Chat
In 2011 facebook enabled video calling
2011: The Timeline
Concept of “Wall” was ditched and Timeline was introduced.
2011: facebook subscribe
Users in 2011 with the new subscribe feature could see people’s status updates and posts. Now called “follow”.
2012: facebook’s App Center
For increasing mobile users facebook introduced App center which feature 500 facebook apps, mostly games.
2012 : facebook acquired Instagram
In the spring of 2012 facebook acquired Instagram for 1 billion dollars. Zuckerberg said that this was a very crucial milestone for facebook.
2013: Graph Search
2014 : Trending
In 2014 January, a Trending feature was unveiled which allowed to stay updated with the most talked topics.
2014 : facebook acquires whatsapp
On 19 February facebook acquired Whatsapp for $16 billion USD
2015 : Live video feature
On August 5, Facebook launches live-streaming, initially restricted only to celebrities.
2016 : Marketplace
On October 3rd, in the US, UK, Australia, and New Zealand, Facebook launches Marketplace, a way to buy and sell items through Facebook.