Company Timeline

2007

  • July

    Facebook acquires startup Parakey

  • May

    Facebook 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

  • April

    Facebook reaches 20 million active users
    Facebook updates site design and adds network portals

  • March

    Facebook reaches over 2 million active Canadian users and 1 million active UK users

  • February

    Virtual gift shop launches as a feature

2006

  • December

    Facebook reaches more than 12 million active users

  • November

    Share feature added on Facebook, simultaneously launched on over 20 partner sites

  • September

    News Feed and Mini-Feed are introduced with additional privacy controls
    Facebook expands registration so anyone can join

  • August

    Facebook development platform launches
    Notes application is introduced
    Facebook and Microsoft form strategic relationship for banner ad syndication

  • May

    Facebook expands to add work networks

  • April

    Facebook raises $27.5 million from Greylock Partners, Meritech Capital Partners and others
    Facebook Mobile feature launches

2005

  • December

    Facebook reaches more than 5.5 million active users

  • October

    Photos is added as an application
    Facebook begins to add international school networks

  • September

    Facebook expands to add high school networks

  • August

    The company officially changes its name to Facebook from thefacebook.com

  • May

    Facebook raises $12.7 million in venture capital from Accel Partners;
    Facebook grows to support more than 800 college networks

2004

  • December

    Facebook reaches nearly 1 million active users

  • September

    Groups application is added; the Wall is added as a Profile feature

  • June

    Facebook moves its base of operations to Palo Alto, Calif.

  • March

    Facebook expands from Harvard to Stanford, Columbia and Yale

  • February

    Mark Zuckerberg and co-founders Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes launch Facebook from their Harvard dorm room