On February 4, 2004, Mark Zuckerberg launched a social website called “The Facebook” from his dorm room at Harvard. Soon, what started as a private network for college students became a worldwide phenomenon, everyone from teens to grandmothers using it to catch up with friends and get their news. As Facebook is turning 14 this Sunday, here’s a look back at some of the milestones that helped shape the social media behemoth we know today.
The Facebook History Timeline illustrates important events, achievements, and releases in the history of the social networking platform, from the day the service was launched to its 14-year anniversary.
Released in February 2009, the “Like” button is probably one of the simplest Facebook features, but it’s come to be the one that defines it. This makes it a little surprising that Zuckerberg kept giving it a thumbs down when the concept was proposed, determining the team to consider it a “cursed project.” The idea of an approval button first came to life in 2007 under the form of the “Awesome” button, but it took almost two years until it was finally launched, as the CEO was worried it will overshadow the Comment and Share features.
The Facebook chronology was built with Office Timeline, a fast and intuitive tool designed to help users create eye-catching Gantt charts and timelines effortlessly. The image is free to modify and share and can be edited or customized further with the Plus version of the plug-in.
Download the Facebook History Timeline for PowerPoint here.