• Facebook was founded.

    Facebook (then called "thefacebook") was founded by students Zuckerberg, Moskovitz, Saverin, and Hughes.
  • Facebooks first milestone

    Facebook hits one million users
  • Now called Facebook

    The site expands to high school networks. It also drops the "the" to become just "Facebook."
  • Facebook goes public

    Facebook goes public and worldwide. Anyone can now join Facebook
  • Facebook hits 56 mil

    Membership increases to 58 million in 3 years
  • Facebook hits 500 mil

    Facebook gets 500 million active users in 6 years
  • Facebook releases its IPO

    Facebook releases its IPO - which raised $16 billion and gave the company a $102.4 billion market value for its Facebook stock.
  • Facebook hits 1 bil

    Membership hits the 1 billion mark in 8 years
  • Facebook buys Instagram

    Facebook's acquisition, Instagram, launches video capability.
  • Facebook Buys WhatsApp

    Acquisition of WhatsApp is announced.
  • Facebook Marketplace launches

    Facebook Marketplace launches - allowing users to buy and sell products on the Facebook app itself
  • Facebook is sued

    Facebook is sued by shareholders, following stock plummet.
  • Mark Zuckerberg's trial

    Zuckerberg testifies before Congress regarding concerns over data and privacy breaches.
  • Facebook's another breach

    Facebook announces yet another major security breach in its system.
  • Zuckerberg's removal

    Facebook shareholders vote to remove Zuckerberg as Facebook chairman. 68% agree with the motion.
  • Facebook is hit by COVID-19

    Facebook announces the cancellation of all major public events until 2021 amid COVID-19 fears.
  • Facebook starts working on Metaverse

    In July of this year, Facebook (now Meta) announced it would create a product team to work on the metaverse.
  • Facebook becomes Meta

    Zuckerberg, at the Facebook Connect augmented and virtual reality conference, announced the company’s plans to change its name to Meta to reflect the company’s ambition to create technology to connect people.
  • Facebook currently the most used app

    Facebook (now meta) is currently the most used app in the market