Facebook is the most used and popular social media website where people communicate, reconnect and even hook up online. It is the magic that allows the users get in touch with friend and family.

How facebook came to be

Facebook was launched on February the 4th in 2004 by Mark Zukerberg and his Harvard roommates Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollu, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. Mark Zukerberg is the chairman and CEO and Sheryl Sandberg.

Facebook was developed in Menlo Park, California, United States. Initially, facebook website was limited to the students of Harvard. It was later expanded to other higher educational institutions. Gradually, it circulated among students and became widely used in the United States after which it spread to other countries and eventually to the whole world. As the website grew and developed so did its workforce, as of June 2016, the number of employees was 14,495.

During its start the numbers of users were about a thousand comprised of the university students. Today the number has gigantically multiplied to about 1.71 billion monthly active users. To make this high number possible facebook was made available in a multilingual fashion of about 140 languages.

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Other facebook subsidiaries

Among the subsidiaries of face book under Mark Zukerberg management are Messenger, Whats app, Oculus VR and Instagram.

Regulations on facebook

Facebook faces misuse and abuse. This includes hate speech and posting of sexual content. To curb this, facebook agreed to a European Union code of conduct that obliged them to remove any form of illegal ‘hate speech’ posted on their services within 24 hours on May 31, 2016.

Recently added features on Facebook

Mark Zukerberg and his team has added some featuresto facebook since 2004. They are: Facebook gift - launched on February 8, 2007. It allows users to send gifts to friends and loved ones at a charge. Voice calls was launched in April 2011; It allows users to call their loved ones who are also registered on facebook. Video call was launched after the voice call on July 6, 2011.

It allows two users or more to make call using the Skype Rest API. Video viewing is another amazing feature on facebook that was launched in September 2014.

How to sign on facebook

To sign-up open any of the Google browsers and type ‘facebook sign-up’. After which you will be given a form online to fill out your vital information. After you have filled the needed information you then click on the sign-up button on your screen.

Problems you may encounter while creating a new account - one of the problems you may face while trying to sign-up is when a username is already in use. In this case, you will be required to create another one which is not yet signed-up to facebook.

Steps In logging In Your Facebook Account

Google login to Facebook. What will appear on your screen are two blank boxes where you are required to enter your email address or phone number in the first blank box and the second one your password. If you have forgotten your password or have problems logging in you can click on ‘help center’. You can also choose the preferred language you would like to use for facebook. 

 

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