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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Facebook Friends Day: Celebrating the Importance of Connections

Facebook is marking its 12th anniversary by releasing a new video feature that stitches together photos of users with their nearest and dearest. The personalized video was released in honor of Facebook’s birthday, which the company has dubbed “Friends Day.”

The video will appear at the top of your newsfeed and pieces together snapshots of you and your friends with comments and captions. Think of it as a video photo album.

If you aren’t satisfied with the video, you can choose alternative images and share the video on your timeline. The new video can be viewed privately or shared with friends.

In January, Mark Zuckerberg asked Facebook users to share their stories of friendship for #Friendsday on Feb. 4.

In a Facebook post, Zuckerberg said "friendsday" is "a moment to celebrate the friendships that have made a difference in your life."

February 4 is Facebook’s 12th birthday!Our anniversary has a lot of meaning to me as an opportunity to reflect on how...
Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday, January 12, 2016

"The acts of friendship, love and kindness we all share on Facebook are changing the world every day in ways we can't fully measure" he wrote. "Sometimes they just make people in our lives feel a bit more loved. Sometimes friendship becomes a force that sets us on a different path in life. Sometimes friendship moves the world." [USA Today]

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