Tuesday marked Facebook’s 10th birthday, and to celebrate, the Menlo Park, Calif.-based vast social network released a tool that puts a user’s entire Facebook history into a 62-second video.
Called “A Look Back,” the personalized videos are built from highlights of each user's history on Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Events include the year a user joined Facebook, some early pictures, most-liked status updates, and a collection of pictures you have shared, all set to instrumental music.
Depending on how you have used Facebook, especially in its early years, the video can be hilarious, touching, embarrassing or all of the above. If you haven’t used Facebook very much, the result is a simple thank-you card.
The videos are available in English, Spanish, Italian, German, French, Turkish, Indonesian and Brazilian Portuguese.
Users can also share their videos on their Facebook Timeline, making them available to watch in the future. If a user doesn’t share a video, he or she won’t be able to watch them after a month.
Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg and four of his Harvard University classmates on Feb. 4, 2004. It was originally limited to Harvard students, but slowly expanded to universities across the U.S. before opening up to everyone. It now has more than 1 billion active users, and, at $104 billion in value, Facebook is considered the fifth most successful startup company of all time.
What do you think of your customized “A Look Back” video? Let us know in the comments.
Originally from Northern California, Ryan W. Neal came to New York to earn his master's in journalism from Columbia University. He joined IB Times April 2013, and is a writer...