How Facebook Grows This Big – Facebook Timeline

Facebook Development Year by Year statistics:

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2011

  • JulyFacebook reaches over 750 million active users

2010

  • AugustFacebook launches Places
  • JulyFacebook reaches over 500 million active users
  • JulyFacebook launches beta of Questions
  • FebruaryFacebook reaches over 400 million active users

2009

  • DecemberFacebook reaches over 350 million active users
  • SeptemberFacebook reaches over 300 million active users
  • AugustFacebook acquires FriendFeed
  • JulyFacebook reaches over 250 million active users
  • JuneFacebook launches Facebook Usernames
  • MayDigital Sky Technologies makes a $200 million investment for preferred stock at a $10 billion valuation
  • AprilFacebook reaches over 200 million active users
  • FebruaryFacebook reaches over 175 million active users
    Facebook joins OpenID board
    “Like” feature added
  • JanuaryFacebook reaches over 150 million active users
    CNN Live/Facebook integration

2008

  • DecemberFacebook Connect becomes generally available
  • AugustFacebook reaches over 100 million active users
  • AprilFacebook launches Facebook Chat
    Facebook releases Translation application to 21 additional languages
  • MarchFacebook updates privacy controls to include Friend List privacy
    Facebook launches in German
  • FebruaryFacebook launches in Spanish and French
  • JanuaryFacebook co-sponsors Presidential Debates with ABC News

2007

  • NovemberFacebook launches Facebook Ads
  • OctoberFacebook reaches over 50 million active users
    Facebook launches Facebook Platform for Mobile
    Facebook and Microsoft expand advertising deal to cover international markets; Microsoft takes a $240 million equity stake in Facebook
  • JulyFacebook acquires startup Parakey
  • MayFacebook launches Marketplace application for classified listings
    Facebook hosts F8 event to launch Facebook Platform
    Facebook Platform launches with 65 developer partners and over 85 applications
  • AprilFacebook reaches 20 million active users
    Facebook updates site design and adds network portals
  • MarchFacebook reaches over 2 million active Canadian users and 1 million active UK users
  • FebruaryVirtual gift shop launches as a feature

2006

  • DecemberFacebook reaches more than 12 million active users
  • NovemberShare feature added on Facebook, simultaneously launched on over 20 partner sites
  • SeptemberNews Feed and Mini-Feed are introduced with additional privacy controls
    Facebook expands registration so anyone can join
  • AugustFacebook development platform launches
    Notes application is introduced
    Facebook and Microsoft form strategic relationship for banner ad syndication
  • MayFacebook expands to add work networks
  • AprilFacebook raises $27.5 million from Greylock Partners, Meritech Capital Partners and others
    Facebook Mobile feature launches

2005

  • DecemberFacebook reaches more than 5.5 million active users
  • OctoberPhotos is added as an application
    Facebook begins to add international school networks
  • SeptemberFacebook expands to add high school networks
  • AugustThe company officially changes its name to Facebook from thefacebook.com
  • MayFacebook raises $12.7 million in venture capital from Accel Partners;
    Facebook grows to support more than 800 college networks

2004

  • DecemberFacebook reaches nearly 1 million active users
  • SeptemberGroups application is added; the Wall is added as a Profile feature
  • JuneFacebook moves its base of operations to Palo Alto, Calif.
  • MarchFacebook expands from Harvard to Stanford, Columbia and Yale
  • FebruaryMark Zuckerberg and co-founders Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes and Eduardo Saverin launch Facebook from their Harvard dorm room
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