Facebook F8: When is it?
Zuckerberg also admits that he was slow to catch onto the idea, and stopped just short of giving Snapchat credit for identifying the trend.
Facebook faces some hard decisions too. You can either sign up with Facebook or register with email.
Facebook F8: What can you expect?
Another focus area is the Messenger that hit users of 1.2 billion recently.
The conference is also expected to feature some new product announcements during which some African developers will be featured.
But since then, bots, and in particular the chatbots that got so much attention, have disappointed both users and marketers who had hoped they would provide a more intimate way to reach customers.
The conference runs from today until tomorrow, Wednesday, April 19th, and a complete schedule of events can be found here. The two-day event, now in its tenth year, drew roughly 4,000 attendees to the San Jose Convention Center in California. We’ll keep this page updated with all the F8-related info as we hear it, so stay tuned.
Earlier this month Facebook made its Workplace feature free to use. These features could allows you to add photo and video overlays.
Facebook wouldn’t make money off app sales or the transactions, instead generating revenue by selling ads within Messenger to prompt people to use certain services.
Another session on the F8 schedule is called “Introduction to the Camera Effects Platform”, and it could signal a way for developers to submit their own filters and photo frames.
The beta is closed right now, but is successful, this would be the tool that really set Facebook Stories out of the pack – particularly because, at its launch, it didn’t offer anything that either Instagram and Snapchat didn’t already. However, the social network is now trying to integrate the experience into our phones. AR is largely seen as a part of the larger VR space, but it is easier to get into the hands of consumers because almost every one of Facebook’s users has access to a mobile phone camera. In March, for instance, it introduced Facebook 360 for Gear VR.
There are eight different VR-related sessions at this year’s conference, which represents nearly 20% of all the breakout sessions. “Facebook takes some pretty big swings at the fence and they strike out a lot”, said Patrick Moorhead, president and principal analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy.
When Facebook launched Building 8 last April, there were several unanswered questions about what it is developing and when we would see the first products. “But we look at this and see something different”. Your friend will be able to leave an augmented reality sticky note on the menu, letting you know which menu item is the best or which one’s the worst when you hold your camera up to it. Building 8 has been loading up on specialists in customer hardware, neuroscience, and mechanical autonomy and PC vision.
“When you become friends with someone or become part of a community on Facebook, your real relationships and physical communities become stronger”.