SociaFacebook is the biggest social media platform that has achieved various milestones in past years. The journey of Facebook started in 2003 when Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg created “Facemash” that allowed users to objectify fellow students by comparing photos of their faces. Besides this, online dictionaries were available that featured photos of students alongside some information. In the upcoming years, we can see major updates and definitely they will become hit in the present mobile app development world. When this social media platform was launched for the first time, it became extremely popular with Harvard students and that’s why it was made available to students at Stanford, Yale, and Columbia.
Important Facebook User Statistics
In present times, this platform has 2+ billion monthly active users and 1.3 billion daily active users. It is also revealed in a study that 47% of users access this platform from their smartphones.
I have captured the important moments of Facebook in ten years of the journey –
On 4th February, Facebook was launched as “thefacebook.com”. The entire process was part of a Harvard project where only the students from Harvard University can access this. Its popularity increased and soon the community of Boston was hooked on to the website.
Reached 1 million users
In August 2005, “thefacebook.com” was transformed into “facebook.com”. This year was extremely special for this social networking website as photo-sharing application was launched in the same year.
Reached 5.5 million users
In April 2006, users started to use Facebook on mobile devices. After a few months, they launched notes application and also partnered with Microsoft for Facebook Ads. In the same year, the Newsfeed feature was also launched.
Reached 12 million users
In May 2007, the Facebook platform was launched and now programmers, as well as app developers, can access it. In the same year, the company also sold 1.6% stake to Microsoft for $240 million. In November 2007, Facebook ads were also launched.
Reached 50 million users
In March 2008, the privacy control feature was introduced by Facebook on the friend list. Besides this, Facebook chat feature was another remarkable move that was made in the same year.
Reached 100 million users
Reached 350 million users
In August 2010, Facebook added location feature through which people can share their location with their friends. In the same year, ‘The Social Network’, a movie based on Mark Zuckerberg, was released. The most interesting thing is the movie bragged 3 academy awards.
Reached 600 million users
In September 2011, “Timeline” feature was introduced. Over the conceptualization of Facebook, the Winklevoss twins withdrew their legal battle and settled all issues for $65 million.
Reached 850 million users
In September 2012, a big milestone happened as this social networking website bought Instagram. Not only that, Facebook filed for Initial Public offering that allows advertisers to mix ads with photos and status updates.
Reached 1 billion users
In August 2013, this social networking website joined hands with Samsung, Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera, and Qualcomm to launch another project “Internet.org”. The main aim of this project was to bring affordable Internet access to the 5 billion people.
Reached 1.1 billion users
In this year, the Facebook paper application was launched that show the trending topics & hashtags. This is a reader app that pulls in stories, photos, videos and links from the user’s Facebook feed. In fact, 1.23 billion users had started to use this social media networking channel in February 2014.
Reached 1.44 billion users
Users can post links on a page with multiple photos. Besides this, videos can be uploaded as Facebook profile image. The company also has implemented Picture-in-Picture video within mobile newsfeed.
Reached 1.74 billion users
Facebook Live Chat was launched but it was limited to celebrities, U.S iPhone users. Moreover, the company also introduced Facebook Reactions to the general public. In the same year, the company shut down “Facebook Exchange”.
Reached 1.94 billion users
In this year, the company introduced Facebook Journalism Project. Moreover, the company also added reactions and mentions inside Messenger. In the same year, Messenger Lite was launched in 100 countries.
Reached 2.27 billion users
In this year, Facebook CEO announced that users can share 3D content without any hassle. The company also introduced the upvote/downvote feature, but that was available for some comments. In a study, it is revealed that users like to spend time on Facebook and that’s why it is giving tough competition to other social media platforms.
Still adding more ––
In this year, this social networking website is planning to introduce Augmented Reality ads to build a deeper connection with the audience. Facebook Page Reviews have been updated to Recommendations. To help advertisers, the company also updates its video ad metrics. Overall, because of successful changes, Facebook has become attractive & easy to use.
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