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Facebook is the most popular social media service in the world with more than 2 billion monthly active users as of June 2017.

Facebook was launched in February of 2004 for college students and then rapidly grew as it opened the service to more than those with a .edu email address.

In 2012 the social media giant offered its IPO and Facebook earned the title of the fastest company to grow to $250 billion market capitalization in the S&P 500.

Facebook’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg has shared that it’s not enough to connect the world, the social media service also needs to bring the world closer together. One of its recent efforts to do so is the “Good Adds Up” campaign.

Facebook Stories July 14

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Facebook is testing a GIF creator in the camera section of the iOS app. The feature has already rolled out to some users …

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Facebook Stories July 11

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Facebook Messenger’s head of product, Stan Chudnovsky shared today that the app’s ads beta will roll out to users worldwide. The ads will be similar to those found on Instagram and Facebook and focus on creating conversations between users and businesses.

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Facebook Stories June 30

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Facebook’s free Find Wi-Fi feature on iOS is going global

Facebook is expanding its recently launched Find Wi-Fi feature to work globally after initially launching in a few countries last year. The feature lets businesses share with Facebook that they offer free Wi-Fi to visitors, and Facebook in turn can promote those businesses to users in need of a better Internet connection.

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Facebook Stories June 27

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the social network now sees 2 billion people using the platform each month. Facebook is marking the milestone with a new Good Adds Up campaign launching one day after the Messenger team announced new enhancements coming to the app.

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Facebook Stories June 23

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Facebook expands work with non-profits to remove & counter extremist videos

In the same week YouTube announced that it will be working with non-profit organizations to help identify and remove extremist videos from its platform, Facebook is expanding a similar initiative …

Facebook Stories June 22

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Facebook testing feature to protect profile photos from download or misuse

Facebook is testing a new feature designed to protect profile photos from being downloaded. The aim is to make women in particular feel more comfortable about uploading their photo to the service.

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