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2011 In Review

As we near the end of 2011, we wanted to take a moment to recap the highlights from this year. Before doing so, we want to thank you for creating social apps that have delighted millions of users. From games to news, and music, we were excited and impressed by what you created this year. We cannot wait to see what we can build together in 2012.

New Products

We launched many new features that enabled more social and engaging user experiences:

New Tools for Developers

We focused on building new tools to help you develop apps more efficiently:

Transition to a Modern, Secure Platform

2011 was a year that we needed to streamline our Platform to make it more modern and secure. We know these sorts of changes were very painful and impacted many of you, but this was the right move for the ecosystem. We reduced the surface of Platform a great deal, which will enable us to provide better support in the future. These changes included:

Toward a Stable Platform

Late 2010 we first introduced Operation Developer Love and continued our efforts throughout 2011. We heard loud and clear that developers wanted a more stable Platform. As a result, we made the following changes:

In the new year we will continue to be focused on growth for your apps and working together to build social experiences for people across the web and mobile devices. Please post your thoughts in the comments below and keep the feedback coming.