Facebook Celebrates its 10th Birthday
Facebook Celebrates its 10th Birthday

Facebook reached 10 glorious years on Tuesday and as part of celebrating this milestone, it has introduced a new feature that will showcase a live online video of its user's life as shared on the social network, over the years.

Facebook is able to create short (62-seconds to be more precise), personalised clips highlighting the top moments for "hundreds of millions" of its users, according to a CNN report.

The clip comprises the user's most-liked posts, a random selection of photos and life events, from the time the user joined Facebook. The video has instrumental music playing in the background.

Log on to Facebook/lookback to see your online video.

The clips, titled: A Look Back, was launched on Tuesday to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the social network, which was founded by Mark Zuckerberg and four classmates at Harvard University on February 4, 2004.

"People often ask if I always knew that Facebook would become what it is today. No way," wrote Zuckerberg, the company's CEO, in a Facebook post.

"I remember getting pizza with my friends one night in college shortly after opening Facebook. I told them I was excited to help connect our school community, but one day someone needed to connect the whole world."

The videos are available to everyone who uses Facebook in English, Spanish, Italian, German, French, Turkish, Indonesian and Brazilian Portuguese, a Facebook spokesperson told CNN.

The videos will only be available for about a month unless users share them on their timeline. Otherwise they will be available for viewing only to the user. There is also a way to edit the video via an 'Edit Your Movie' button, the spokesperson said.

"It's been amazing to see how all of you have used our tools to build a real community. You've shared the happy moments and the painful ones," Zuckerberg said.

The 'Look Back' feature took several weeks of work, according to The Verge. Earlier, the company had allowed users to look back at their content with static Year In Review pages, but this is the first time the company has created personalised video montages for each of its 1.19 billion plus users, reports LA Times.

"One of the things that motivated us was that there's really only a handful of companies that could take on something like this -- that could render videos for as many people as we can," Nick Kwiatek, Facebook's engineering lead on the project, told The Verge.