Facebook has made a heap of high profile acquisitions over time, including WhatsApp, Instagram – and almost Snapchat.
But maybe more interesting than the major purchases are the smaller technology platforms which Facebook has acquired, and considering where they fit within the platform’s broader roadmap. Zuck and Co. have always been aggressive on this front, buying up potential competitors and tools to give them the upper hand.
Could Facebook’s acquisitions point to significant shifts in its future direction?
With this in mind, it’s worth taking a look at this updated infographic from the team at Techwyse which outlines all the companies that Facebook has bought up over time. There are 72 purchases in total, and Facebook remains active on this front.
Check out the full infographic below.