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Timeline of Facebook

  • Creation
    February 2004

    Zuckerberg launches Facebook as a Harvard-only social network.

    Creation - February 2004
  • Funding
    June 2004

    Facebook receives its first investment from Peter Thiel for US$500,000

    Funding - June 2004
  • Product
    October 2005

    Facebook launches its photos feature with no restrictions on storage (but without the ability to tag friends)

    Product - October 2005
  • Product
    September 2006

    Facebook launches News Feed. The original news feed is an algorithmically generated and constantly refreshing summary of updates about the activities of one's friends. The concept is relatively new at the time, with Twitter having launched only a few months in advance.

    Product - September 2006
  • Open sourcing
    March 2015

    Facebook releases its React native framework for building native apps as open source. This is announced on the second day of the F8 conference.

    Open sourcing - March 2015
  • Userbase
    August 2015

    Facebook announces that it has hit the milestone of 1 billion users accessing it on a single day

    Userbase - August 2015