Happy Friends Day: Facebook turns 12

New Delhi: The world is one big happy family as social media giant Facebook turns 12 today.

The company is observing this occasion as “Friends Day" and is inviting the world to “celebrate and reflect on the importance of connecting”.

“When people connect, powerful things happen and lives are changed. We see this on Facebook every day, whether it’s an exchange with an old friend that brings a smile to your face or a new connection that changes your life path, or even the world,” FB wrote on a blog post.

Since 2011, the Facebook community has more than doubled in size. Facebook says that in the same time period, the degree of separation between two users has decreased from 3.74 to 3.57.

“This is a significant reflection of how closely connected the world has become,” it wrote.

The social media giant is celebrating this day by delivering a personalized Friends Day video, which “stitches together special moments with your friends in a short film”.

Facebook is also releasing two sticker packs called “Best Friends” and “Friendship.” These packs are available to download for free in the Sticker Store.

News24 Bureau