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Go to and make an instant video about YOUR life

(CNN) – If you’re on Facebook, a new video about your life went live online Tuesday.

Yes, you. And you, and you and you.


Facebook has come a long way from its birth in a Harvard dorm a decade ago. (AFP/Getty Images)

With the help of an automated tool, Facebook has created short, personalized video highlights for “hundreds of millions” of its users. The 62-second clip notes the year you joined Facebook, then shows a handful of your most-liked posts and a seemingly random selection of your photos — all set to instrumental music.

To see yours, go to Facebook/lookback and admire, or cringe.

Facebook posted the clips, titled “A Look Back,” without fanfare Tuesday to commemorate 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 Tuesday.

“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.”

RELATED: A father’s wishes answered: Facebook to create lookback movie following dad’s tearful plea to see deceased son’s video

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.

Depending on how much content you have shared and how long you have been on Facebook, you will either see the personalized video, a collection of photos or a simple thank-you card, the spokesperson said.

Facebook said users will be able to share the video on their pages after 12 noon ET on Tuesday. The videos will only be available for about a month unless you share them on your Timeline. Only you will be able to view your video if you don’t share it.

If the clip contains posts you’d prefer to keep private, you can edit them 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.

Facebook has created personalized slideshows for users, but this project marks the first time the company has made customized videos. A small team at Facebook spent the last few months crafting the videos and ensuring the company had the resources to render them for most of the network’s 1.2 billion users.


53 Comments to “Go to and make an instant video about YOUR life”

    Judi said:
    February 4, 2014 at 7:37 PM

    How can I get my video back! It was accidentally deleted.

      prilx said:
      February 5, 2014 at 12:32 AM

      mine too :(

    Frank said:
    February 4, 2014 at 7:42 PM

    There's no way to post or share the video to your timeline……so the video is basically useless!!!!!!!

    Vickie said:
    February 4, 2014 at 7:54 PM

    There was a place to share your Facebook Lookback movie the very first time you saw it, if didn't hit the Facebook share then there is no way to post it on your Facebook wall after that. Does anyone know how you can share it after that initial view?

    Abby said:
    February 4, 2014 at 8:12 PM

    Never got a share button or an edit button. Another Facebook Fail!

    Melissa L said:
    February 4, 2014 at 9:06 PM

    Same problem, we deleted the video on accident thinking we could hit the link again and then edit the caption but no luck! The should make that known that it's a one time shot or just a glitch. Please give us a second chance FACEBOOK! PLEASE!!!!

    debbie said:
    February 4, 2014 at 9:08 PM

    there is a way, I finally go it to work, just not positive I can explain how I did it but you have to go as if you are going to make a status or post a photo on your page, click on the camera icon with the following words to copy and paste into the status: Here’s my Facebook movie. Find yours at #FacebookIs10, t. Those words are the key but not sure then if you can just hit enter or do what I did and had another window open with my video in it and copy and pasted the link to it., suddenly the words "share your movie" were there in green box in upper right corner which I clicked on.

    Crystal H. said:
    February 4, 2014 at 9:11 PM

    Anyway of getting of getting a video of a group you manage???

      Favian Benabides said:
      February 6, 2014 at 11:37 PM

      Es mi istoria

    Misty Sullivan said:
    February 4, 2014 at 9:51 PM

    I didn’t never have a green share button to share my video, but I would love to share it, so if there is any way possible to get it on there; I would really appreciate it. It will mean the world to me. Thank you.

    michelle adams said:
    February 4, 2014 at 9:54 PM

    Video please!

    Linda Gutman said:
    February 4, 2014 at 10:07 PM

    Everytime I go to link and press play it says page could not be found. Does anyone know how I can get my video?

    Betsy said:
    February 4, 2014 at 10:22 PM

    I don't have a share button either. I think someone has more work to do on this.

    marina said:
    February 4, 2014 at 10:33 PM

    I want to do my look back video . I had 2 people tell me what to do. I have tried everything.
    Can u please give instructions or get my video on my fb. This is bull shit. Everyone else is doing it.
    Fix the dam problem now.

    Debbie said:
    February 4, 2014 at 11:28 PM

    I go to the link and just see "Thank You, Debbie" and pictures but no button to play a video. How do I see/post my video. I have seen all my friends but no one has seen mine, including me.

      loria moppin-varner said:
      February 5, 2014 at 3:01 PM

      Loria Moppin-Varner, I got the same thing. I think if everyone got one so should the ones that didn't.

    Ratchaneeporn Tangcharoen said:
    February 4, 2014 at 11:48 PM

    The memory

    michelle said:
    February 5, 2014 at 12:07 AM

    Sad I had a look back video before I got a chance to share it I deleted a photo and no life movie just a group of pictures and a thank you.:( I really liked my look back movie so sad its gone.

    hosyphung said:
    February 5, 2014 at 1:03 AM


    marina said:
    February 5, 2014 at 1:56 AM

    Very poor customer service. Dose anyone has to have kids to get there video on Facebook.
    Frustrating, feeling discriminating.

    Pat said:
    February 5, 2014 at 3:36 AM

    To whom ever took the time to piece together my little corner of the world, I thank you ! I love the video !!

    Marie said:
    February 5, 2014 at 4:30 AM

    Hi I looked at my video shared it but for some reason it has been deleted I keep going bk on the link but nothing happing I would love to have it bk is there any way off getting it bk

    Janice Reyes Cunanan said:
    February 5, 2014 at 4:44 AM

    i can't access my look back videos. it only appears are my pictures but not my look back videos… what am i gonna do to access it.. plss..

    hallie.louw said:
    February 5, 2014 at 5:29 AM

    How d I edit my pictures on my 'lookback?…I want my family and friends..can't leave children and grandkids out!!!

    February 5, 2014 at 7:38 AM

    Download your facebook look back video ‪#‎FacebookIs10‬

    Ryzi karren bernardo said:
    February 5, 2014 at 8:52 AM


    Ian said:
    February 5, 2014 at 12:13 PM

    My Lookback video was super honest …

    Pam Shoemaker said:
    February 5, 2014 at 12:33 PM

    I want my video. I never had a green button option, all i get is some pics. Ive posted over the years…GIVE ME MY VIDEO!!!!!

    Loria Moppin-Varner said:
    February 5, 2014 at 2:58 PM

    I just got a few pics and a thank you, Loria, I really would like the video. Can you help me plz?

    Tracy said:
    February 5, 2014 at 3:50 PM

    I am trying to share the pictures that came up for the company whose social media I manage. I guess we haven't had one long enough for a video. Does anyone know how to share the pictures??

    Nancy Sue Nahas said:
    February 5, 2014 at 7:19 PM

    I saw my beautiful video, several times,ishared it twice by mistake, so i deleted one, then i couldnt find it anywheres, on my page or news feed….im almost 70 this may and want this real bad……it would mean so much to me if fb could allow me to have a copy….please!!!!!!!! Ty

    kelly williams said:
    February 5, 2014 at 8:52 PM

    I deleted it and would love it back. How do I do so

    Jessica said:
    February 5, 2014 at 9:51 PM

    I do not have a video all I see is 6 pictures. I would like to have one also.

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    February 24, 2014 at 9:04 AM

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