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Facebook f logo.png
Mobile sitem.facebook.com
Desktop AppWindows
iOS AppApp Store
Android AppPlay Store
Private launchFebruary 4, 2004
Public launchSeptember 26, 2006
Profit modelTemplate:Category

Facebook is an Template:Category Template:Category and Template:Category Template:Category run by Facebook, Inc, an American for-profit company. As of December 2018 it is the most popular such service in the world by a wide margin.

Sites and Apps

Facebook can be accessed with a web browser via their Template:Category or Template:Category. The company also publishes a Template:Category and various Template:Category. While there are a small number of Template:Category, the service is intentionally and primarily Template:Category, with access to a small subset of functionality via an Template:Category.


Posts and Privacy

The primary mode of interaction begins with Template:Category writing Template:Category Template:Category Template:Category. These posts have an associated Template:Category setting that can be Template:Category, Template:Category, or Template:Category, with optional Template:Category configured by the user or per-post, with the default privacy level Template:Category. Posts are visible on the user's Template:Category to anyone matching the post's privacy setting. Posts also possibly appear in other users' Template:Category depending on those users' Template:Category and either Facebook's proprietary Template:Category or Template:Category.

The above mechanics also apply when making posts that include, or are comprised solely of, one or more Template:Category, a Template:Category, or a Template:Category to content on or off Facebook.

Comments and Replies

Any kind of post can be Template:Category by any user who can see the post. These comments can have Template:Category.


Photo Tagging



Long form posts with rich text formatting and inline images.




Photo Albums

Organize photo posts into named albums

Games and Apps


Charity Drives

Ask friends to donate money to charity for your birthday or otherwise.

Virtual Gifts

Prior to 2010, and again in 2017 on their App Center platform, Facebook allowed users to pay $1 to send a virtual "gift" comprised of an image or animation and some text.


See Facebook Messenger.


Prior to 2010 Facebook had long form messaging with subject lines and separate threads, similar to Email, and a completely separate Template:Category function for realtime short form messaging.