Everything announced at Facebook’s F8 conference
At Day 1 of Facebook’s F8 developer conference, Mark Zuckerberg laid out the company’s 10 year roadmap and made tons of new announcements such as the new chatbots and a crazy new VR camera.
On Day 2, the keynote speakers dove into updates from the React Native platform, demoed a VR selfie stick, introduced two connectivity projects and more.
From the Live API to chatbots to the new VR camera, here’s everything you need to know from F8 2016.
Facebook launches Messenger platform with chatbots
Facebook unveils the “Surround 360” open source VR camera
Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp combined see 3x more messages than SMS
Account Kit, push and quote sharing
Facebook Live opens to developers
Facebook releases Bot Engine to create much smarter bots
Instant Articles is now open to all publishers
Facebook lets users record Facebook profile videos in third-party apps
Facebook starts allowing “Sponsored Messages” ads
Facebook launches video Rights Manager to combat freebooting
React Native gets backing from Microsoft and Samsung
Oculus demos a VR selfie stick
Facebook’s Terragraph and ARIES antennas bring Internet to underserved areas
Facebook will soon be able to automatically tag your friends in videos