With more than two billion active users each month, Facebook is the undisputed king of social media platforms. Many users don’t know that the origin of the iconic service is quite impressive. Facebook was created in 2004 by a team of students who attended Harvard University. The service aimed to allow students who went to Harvard to discover and interact with friends and peers who also participated in the university.
The ability to become a member was limited to Harvard attendants. Still, after a while, students from other Ivy League universities and higher forms of education had the option to join the platform. In 2006 the now established company decided to remove membership restrictions. Any person who is at least 13 years old and who has an active email account can join for free.
Facebook anticipated the popularity of smartphone devices and released dedicated apps for all the major smartphone operating systems. The standalone apps offer all the features of the website version, along with an intuitive interface and attractive design. Here are some of the features provided by the app.
- Discover new and old friends – Find friends and relatives using the search menu and add them as friends with a few taps.
- Keep in touch – The updates shared by friends and family members, and learn about the latest events in their lives. Use reaction, emojis, and GIFs to show your feelings interactively.
- Enjoy content – The Facebook app offers built-in playback capabilities, allowing users to listen to songs and watch videos that are shared on the platform without the need to open a different app. Users can also hold a watch party to watch exciting content with their friends.
- A little research – Find the Facebook pages of local businesses and learn more about their schedule, offerings, and other details. Check the reviews to see what others think about them.
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