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The Facebook[2] F8, an annual conference hosted by Facebook, first took place in 2007, introducing the concept of the social graph. Over time, it has marked the debut of numerous critical features and platform enhancements. Memorable launches include the 2010 Facebook Like button[1] and the 2011 Timeline profile makeover. In 2014, Facebook underscored its goal of becoming a cross-platform entity, introducing the Audience Network and Autofill With Facebook features, along with a 2-Year Core API[3] Stability Guarantee. Policy shifts, such as the 2014 removal of the capability to extract friends’ data, also transpired. The F8 conference is a pivotal occasion where Facebook reveals major overhauls and unveils new features, establishing it as a crucial aspect of the company’s past and future trajectory.

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1. Facebook like button ( Facebook Like button ) Introduced on February 9, 2009, the Facebook Like button is a significant feature on the social media giant's platform. It serves as a tool for users to express their approval or appreciation for various forms of content, including posts, photos, comments, and advertisements. When a user 'likes' something, this action is displayed on their friends' News Feeds. In 2016, Facebook expanded the Like button's functionality with the introduction of Reactions, which offer a broader spectrum of emotional responses, such as Love, Haha, Wow, Sad, and Angry. A 'Care' reaction was added in 2020 as a means of showing support. The platform, however, has faced criticism over fake likes, privacy concerns, and its influence on reputation. Despite these issues, the Like button remains a fundamental aspect of the Facebook user experience.
2. Facebook ( Facebook ) Meta Platforms, previously known as Facebook, is a prominent internet corporation that originated as a social networking site. The brainchild of Mark Zuckerberg in 2004, Meta Platforms swiftly spread from Harvard to other educational institutions, eventually reaching the wider public and becoming a global sensation. Its appealing user interface and diverse features such as Groups, the Developer Platform, and Meta Platforms Dating are well-known. Despite encountering backlash over matters like privacy violations and the proliferation of misinformation, Meta Platforms continues to hold a strong position in the digital sphere. It has made remarkable progress in the realm of technology, including the creation of its distinctive data storage system, the employment of PHP for its platform, and the introduction of the Hack programming language. In the past few years, the company has pivoted its attention towards the metaverse, a virtual reality domain where users can engage with a digitally-created environment.
Facebook F8 (Wikipedia)

Facebook F8 is a mostly-annual conference held by Meta Platforms (formerly Facebook) since 2007, intended for developers and entrepreneurs who build products and services around the website. The event has generally started with a keynote speech by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, followed by various breakout sessions concentrating on specific topics. Facebook has often introduced new features and made new announcements at the conference.

Facebook F8
Facebook F8 2017 at McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California
FrequencyYearly (except 2009, 2012, 2013 and 2022)
VenueSan Francisco Design Center (2007–08 and 2010)

Fort Mason Center (2015)
San Jose McEnery Convention Center (2017–19)

Online (2020–21)
Location(s)San Francisco, California, US (2007–08, 2010–11 and 2014–16)

San Jose, California, US (2017–19)

Digital conference (2020–21)
Most recentJune 2–3, 2021
Organized byMeta Platforms

The "F8" name comes from Facebook's tradition of 8 hour hackathons.

Facebook F8 was hosted in San Francisco, California from 2007 to 2016, then in a more central Silicon Valley location in San Jose, California from 2017 to 2019. In 2020 and 2021, it was a virtual event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There was no F8 event in 2009, 2012, 2013 or 2022. The 2022 event was replaced by an event called Conversations, focusing on the metaverse.

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