Profile is where you can express who you are and what's going on in your life. You can choose what you want to share on your Profile, such as interests, photos and videos, and personal information like current city and hometown.
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.
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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.
More than 500 million people around the world use Facebook 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.
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.
Whether capturing breaking news, a baby’s first steps, or rising to a friend’s challenge for charity, video is one of the most engaging and immersive ways to tell your story. More people than ever before are sharing, discovering and engaging with videos that they care about in their News Feed. On average, there are more than 4 billion video views on Facebook every day, with 75% of those views happening on mobile.
With more than 350 million photos uploaded each day, Facebook is the most popular place to share photos. People can upload an unlimited number of 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 and automatically share that content with them.
Search across the information that's been shared with you on Facebook. Find any posts and photos that your friends have shared with you. Re-live your most important memories and explore the world through the eyes of your friends. Find and connect with people, whether they’re old friends or new.
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.
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.
Free Basics by Facebook provides free basic services in markets where internet access may be less affordable. It allows people to browse selected health, employment and local information websites without data charges. The app is currently available in parts of Africa, Latin America and Asia, and will continue to expand to more countries around the world.
Facebook Lite is a new version of Facebook for Android that uses less data and works well across all network conditions. More than a billion people around the world access Facebook from a range of mobile devices on varying networks. In many areas, networks can be slow and not able to support all the functionality found in Facebook for Android. Facebook Lite was built for these situations, giving people a reliable Facebook experience when bandwidth is at a minimum. Facebook Lite is less than 1MB so it is fast to install and quick to load. It includes Facebook’s core experiences like News Feed, status updates, photos, notifications and more.
Through Creative Labs, we’re crafting new apps to support the diverse ways people want to connect and share. Creative Labs isn’t a separate team or place inside of Facebook— it’s an initiative that gives different teams the chance to build innovative, standalone mobile apps. Explore more Creative Labs products here.