Facebook's Timeline

Feb 4, 2004: Mark Zuckerberg and co-founders Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes and Eduardo Saverin launch Facebook.

Mar 2004: Facebook expands from Harvard to Stanford, Columbia and Yale.

Jun 2004: Facebook moves to Palo Alto, Calif.

Sept 2004: Launch of the Facebook Wall, giving people a place to post messages to their friends.

Dec 2004: Facebook reaches 1 million users.

May 1, 2005: Facebook grows to support more than 800 college networks. 

Sept 20, 2005: thefacebook.com officially drops the "the" and becomes Facebook.

Sept 2005: Facebook expands to add high school networks.

Oct 2005: Facebook begins to add international school networks.

Oct 2005: Launch of Facebook Photos.

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Dec 2005: Facebook reaches 6 million users.

April 2006: Facebook for Mobile launches.

May 2006: Facebook expands to add work networks.

Aug 2006: Facebook introduces the first version of the Facebook API.

Sep 5, 2006: Launch of News Feed and Mini-Feed.

Sept. 26, 2006: Facebook expands registration so anyone can join. 

Dec. 2006: Facebook reaches 12 million users.

May 14, 2007: Facebook launches Marketplace application for classified listings.

May 24, 2007: Launch of Facebook Platform.

Jun 22, 2007: Facebook Video launches.

Oct 2007: Facebook London opens.

Oct 2007: Launch of Facebook Platform for Mobile.

Nov 2007: Launch of self-service Ads platform + Facebook Pages.

Dec 2007: Facebook reaches 58 million users.

Jan 5, 2008: Facebook co-sponsors Presidential Debates with ABC News.

Jan 17, 2008: Facebook Hackathon ‘08.

Mar 3, 2008: Facebook launches in German.

Apr 6, 2008: Launch of Facebook Chat.

Jul 10, 2008: Facebook iPhone app launches.

Jul 21, 2008: New Facebook launches.

Dec. 2008: Facebook Dublin opens.

Feb 9, 2009: Introduction of the Like button.

Mar 11, 2009: New Facebook home page launches.

May 16, 2009: Facebook celebrates its annual Game Day,
a day of games and fun for employees.

May 29, 2009: Facebook moves to new offices at 1601 
South California Ave., Palo Alto

Jun 13, 2009: Launch of Facebook Usernames.

Aug 3, 2009: Facebook New York opens.

Dec 2009: Facebook reaches 360 million users.

Jan 21, 2010: Break ground on first custom-built data 
center in Prineville, Oregon.

Jul 28, 2010: Launch of Facebook Questions.

Jul 21, 2010: Launch of Facebook Stories application.

Aug 18, 2010: Launch of Facebook Places.

Oct 6, 2010: Introduction of new Groups.

Sept. 2010: Facebook Hyderabad opens.

Dec. 2010: Facebook reaches 608 million users.

Dec 5, 2010: Launch of the new profile.

Mar 12, 2011: First official Facebook Hacker Cup.

Apr 15, 2011: Prineville Data Center opens.

Apr 20, 2011: President Barack Obama visits Facebook.

Jul 6, 2011: Launch of video calling.

Sep 22, 2011: Timeline, a way for people to share the story of their life, introduced at f8.

Oct 11, 2011: Launch of Facebook for iPad.

Nov 6, 2011: Facebook reaches 845 million users.

Dec 7, 2011: Facebook DC hosts its first Congressional Developer Hackathon.

Dec 19, 2011: Facebook moves to a new home in Menlo Park, Calif.

April 9, 2012: Facebook announces acquisition of Instagram.

May 18, 2012: Facebook holds its initial public offering.

May 24, 2012: Facebook Camera launched.

Sept 27, 2012: Facebook Gifts launched.

Oct 4, 2012: More than one billion people are active on Facebook.

Jan 15, 2013: Graph Search Beta launched.

Feb 26, 2013: More than 100 million people use Instagram every month.

April 12, 2013: Home launched.

April 22, 2013: Facebook announces new data center in Altoona, Iowa.

June 20, 2013: Video on Instagram launched.

July 21, 2013: More than 100 million people use Facebook for every phone each month.

Aug 20, 2013: Facebook announces Internet.org.
Dec 12, 2013: Instagram Direct launched.

Dec 15, 2013: Donate launched.

Jan 16, 2014: Trending announced.

Jan 30, 2014: Facebook Creative Labs announced.

Jan 30, 2014: Paper announced.

Apr 17, 2014: Nearby Friends announced.

Apr 30, 2014: Anonymous Login announced at f8.

Jun 17, 2014: Slingshot launched

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