This is a timeline for the history of Facebook. This timeline will show the way Facebook has changed over the years.

2003-10-28 00:00:00

The Beginning

Mark Zuckerberg releases Facemash, the predecessor to Facebook.

2004-01-11 17:38:07

The Writing

Mark Zuckerberg begins writing Facebook and he also registers the domain "thefacebook.com".

2004-02-04 04:37:44

The Release

Mark Zuckerberg releases Facebook.

2004-06-01 20:03:07


Facebook gets its first investment from Peter Thiel for $500,000

2004-09-01 21:48:00

Law Suit

Facebook gets sued by connectU

2004-12-30 09:48:26

1 Million

Facebook receives its 1 millionth register.

2005-05-26 09:31:31

13 Million Dollars

Facebook receives a 13 million dollar investment form Accel partners

2005-08-23 20:08:36


Facebook buys the domain Facebook.com for $200,000

2006-01-01 17:11:52

Net loss

Leaked info shows Facebook had a net loss of 3.63 million dollars for 2005.

2006-09-01 02:12:24

High School

Facebook creates a high school website and people the age 13 and up are allowed on.

2008-06-01 15:58:11


Facebook settles lawsuits with connectU and ends up buying the company for 20 Million dollars

2008-10-01 09:33:21


Facebook sets up headquarters in Dublin, Ireland.

2009-08-01 21:55:22


Facebook acquires Friendfeed.

2009-09-01 20:41:03

Cash Flow

Facebook turns cash flow positive for the first time.

2010-04-01 01:05:15

New Features

Facebook introduces community pages and instant personalization.

2010-06-01 00:33:25


Facebook introduces the like button.

2010-10-01 09:58:52

The Social Network

The Social Network is released and is a film about how Facebook was made.

2010-12-31 07:25:59


Facebook acquires Diwy-Shot.

2011-01-01 08:32:21

50 Billion Dollars

Facebook gets a 500 Million dollar investment placing its value at 50 Billion Dollars.

2011-06-01 07:54:12


Facebook partners with Skype for video chatting.

2011-09-22 04:57:43


Facebook launches Timeline and changes log in page

2011-10-10 13:45:57


Facebook launches IPad app.

2011-12-21 19:28:07

New Profile

Facebook launches new profile interface.

2012-04-01 00:08:29


Facebook acquires Instagram for 1 Billion dollars.

2012-05-01 12:39:41

Facebook Shares

Facebook goes public with shares for $38 dollars a piece. Valuing the company at 104 billion dollars.

2012-10-01 09:02:06

1 Billion Users

Facebook reaches 1 billion users.

2013-01-01 04:44:23

Graph Search

Facebook rolls out graph search.

2013-04-15 15:23:04


Facebook releases the new timeline.

2013-06-12 18:43:30


Facebook announces support for hashtags.

2013-10-12 13:25:49


Present Day


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