Updated: 05/03/2022 by Computer Hope
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Sometimes abbreviated as FB, Facebook is the most popular social networking site on the Internet. It was co-created by Mark Zuckerberg and officially launched on February 4, 2004. Facebook is a popular destination for users to set up personal web pages, connect with friends, share pictures, share movies, talk about what they're doing, etc.

Facebook can be accessed from any browser at the Facebook official website. It can also be accessed through the Facebook app, available on smartphones and tablet computers.


Facebook is often abbreviated as "FB" or "fb." To help prevent confusion to your reader, always spell out "Facebook" in your writing.

Facebook history

On October 4, 2012, Facebook officially announced that it surpassed the one billion active users mark. According to Statista, in the first quarter of 2019, Facebook had over 2.3 billion active users.

On October 28, 2021, Facebook's parent company rebranded as Meta.

Additional Facebook terms and features

  • Facebook Story - Added to Facebook in 2017, stories are portrait-oriented photos and videos that disappear after 24 hours.
  • Facebook Live - A live streaming platform built into Facebook, allowing you to stream and interact with your Facebook friends.
  • Facebook Gaming - The streaming platform that replaced Mixer after being acquired by Facebook's parent company, Meta.
  • Facebook Gameroom - A platform that allows users to play mobile games like Bejeweled and Candy Crush with Facebook friends.
  • Facebook Group - A private (or public) user-created subcommunity on Facebook, allowing a user to post photos and discussions in the group.

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