Facebook Put a Bow on 2017 (Infographic)

International Women’s Day was the most-talked about moment on the social network in 2017

The flow for Facebook's personalized Year in Review videos Facebook

Facebook offered its take on a 2017 year in review, as well as announcing that some users will start seeing their personalized year in review videos in their News Feeds Wednesday.

Users can also go to facebook.com/yearinreview to see if their personalized videos—which can be edited and shared with family and friends—are ready.

As for Facebook’s overall year in review, highlights were broken up into three categories:

Important moments and events that happened around the world

People coming together in times of crisis

  • Late September’s earthquake in Mexico drove the highest number of interactions with Facebook’s Crisis Response tools in 2017, with millions of people using Safety Check to mark themselves safe.
  • When Hurricane Harvey ravaged the Gulf Coast in late August, the social network’s community raised more than $20 million for recovery efforts, marking 2017’s largest fundraising effort for a single crisis.
  • The One Live Manchester concert to benefit the victims of a terror attack after an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, U.K., in May was the social network’s most-viewed video and Facebook Live broadcast of the year, generating more than 80 million views and raising over $450,000.

People using online tools to meet in person

  • August’s total solar eclipse spurred more than 20,000 Facebook events in over 80 countries, attracting more than 3 million people.
  • The Women’s March on D.C. Jan. 21 brought more than 500,000 people together online and offline and generated over 15,000 local events in more than 100 countries.

david.cohen@adweek.com David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.