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Profile

Profile lets you organize and highlight the events and activities that matter most to you. You can choose the information you want to share on your Profile, such as interests, photos and work history.


News Feed

News Feed

News Feed is a regularly updating list of stories from friends, Pages, and other connections, like Groups and events. People can like or comment on what they see. Each person’s News Feed is personalized based on their interests and the sharing activity of their friends.

Introduced: September 2006

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Graph Search

Graph Search

With Graph Search, you can search across the information that's been shared with you on Facebook. Find people, places, photos and other info using simple phrases like "Photos of my friends in Paris"—just type in the search bar. Graph Search beta is available for a limited audience in the US and UK, and work is under way to expand it to other audiences and mobile devices.

Introduced: March 2013


Instagram

Instagram

Instagram makes it easy for you to capture what’s happening in your world and share those moments instantly with friends and family, whether it’s a video of your baby’s first steps, a memorable sunset or a photo of your friend crossing the finish line. Instagram inspires us to explore and see the world differently—to go on adventures, to take detours, to take in everything around you and to share what you see with the world. Take a photo or video, choose a filter and share.

Launched: October 2010


Messenger

Messenger

Messenger is a mobile messaging app that lets you reach people instantly on their phones. With Messenger you can send private messages and stickers, chat with groups, and make free calls, even to people in other countries. You can also see who's available on Messenger and who's active on Facebook. Messenger is available on Android, iOS, and Windows Phone.

Introduced: August 2011

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Photos and Video

Photos and Video

With more than 350 million photos uploaded each day, Facebook is the most popular place to share photos on the web. People can upload an unlimited number of videos and high-resolution photos, create albums and choose their audience. It’s easy to add details like a caption and location. Tagging lets people identify friends in a photo or video and automatically share that content with them.

Introduced: October 2005

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Pages

Pages

Pages are public profiles that let artists, public figures, businesses, brands, organizations, and non-profits create a presence on Facebook and connect with the Facebook community. When someone likes a Page, they can start seeing updates from that Page in News Feed. When someone likes or comments on a Page post, that activity may be shared with their friends, increasing the Page’s exposure and reach.

Introduced: November 2007

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Groups

Groups

More than 500 million people around the world use Groups. Groups give people a private space to share with small groups of people, like family, teammates or best friends. Privacy settings can be customized for each Group. Within a Group, people can post updates, share photos and files and organize events.

Introduced: September 2004

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Facebook For Every Phone

Facebook For Every Phone

Facebook for Every Phone works on more than 3,000 feature phones--including some costing as little as $20--from almost every manufacturer in the world. The app includes Facebook’s most popular features, like News Feed and Photos, and it uses less data than other Java apps and mobile sites, making it affordable to try and use. Partnerships with mobile operators around the world allow for free or discounted data on Facebook For Every Phone in specific regions.

Launched: July 2011


Home

Home

Home is an entirely new experience that turns Android phones into great, living, social devices. Cover feed fills the screen with the latest posts from friends. Upfront notifications give updates from friends and apps right on the home screen. And Messenger and chat heads let people chat even while they're using other apps.

Home is currently available on the Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung Galaxy Note II, Nexus 4, HTC First, HTC One X, HTC One X+ and HTC One.

Introduced: April 2013

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Events

Events

With events, people can organize gatherings, manage invitations and send notifications and reminders to their friends. People can use events to invite their friends to anything from a dinner party to a community fundraiser. There are currently more than 16 million events created on Facebook each month.


Gifts

Gifts

Facebook Gifts provides an easy way for people to give gift cards to their friends on Facebook. Senders can choose from more than 150 gift card brands to send right from desktop or mobile. Gift card previews with a personal message can be posted to a friend's timeline, or sent privately. 


View the most popular gift cards on Facebook to learn more about the brands available today.

Launched: September 2012

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