Here are all the new products Facebook announced at F8
Apr 19 2017 by Bridget Leonard
As Zuckerberg put it himself, "All of the work here will go into the [augmented reality] glasses we all want". "We have created a product where it is more critically important than ever before that we control the end user experience".
"We have a responsibility to continue to get better at making sure we are not a tool for spreading [hate]", he said.
Mark Zuckerberg has announced a new augmented reality platform that will make use of smartphone cameras. With Camera Effects, Facebook is handing developers the bricks and mortar to build the metaverse, one zany object placed into our world at a time.
Even though we were a little slow to add cameras to all our apps, I'm confident that now we're going to push this augmented reality camera forward.
"If you take one thing away today, this is it!" The new AR platform will be launched as open Beta today.
"Local developers will lead each circle by organising offline events and managing a Facebook Group for that specific region", the report said. Given the volume of users with phones, that's actually a pretty compelling argument and Facebook can turn on this functionality for its more than a billion users. It's about bringing people together.
Will augmented reality or virtual reality win? Like a tower defence game that allows you to hit the table to "squash" enemies.
While users might primarily see Messenger as a way to chat with friends, Facebook wants to make it a place where businesses and news organisations can connect with people. But Zuckerberg also acknowledged that it will take time before the technology becomes more popular. We've only just scratched the surface of social VR technology. Developers will be able to build AR masks, which will flood the silly-fun market of AR dominated Snapchat, which with a closed filter platform, can't possibly compete with. "We can't wait to get there".
On Monday, Facebook's vice president of global operations, Justin Osofsky, said they were "reviewing our reporting flows" following the Easter Sunday tragedy.
Some of the new features and advanced tools include a Discover tab that allows people to find the bot for Messenger they're looking for, Chat Extensions which allow multiple people to chat with the same business simultaneously, and new gameplay in Messenger.
The platform adds flexibility to the Facebook Camera that the company announced nearly 3 weeks back now. This ties directly to Facebook's VR visions, in which it sees the new Facebook Spaces application as a way for friends to hangout socially in VR settings - next level FaceTime, if you will.
Marcus went on to preview an additional games tab to Messenger that involve enhancements to Games on Messenger that will enable real-time gaming, plus turn-by-tune games from within the service. The nationwide manhunt had continued for two days, reported Reuters.