Every year Facebook launches new ideas in their biggest event F8. Facebook’s annual F8 developer conference again is one of the biggest events of the year, especially given how social media is changing our lives in significant ways.
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, expressed his ideas through speech yesterday which showcased Facebook’s vision of the future. He also listed how Facebook is expanding vigorously in other tech fields as well.
Zuckerberg’s F8 2016 keynote was mostly about Facebook’s future and some customer products which will give benefits to their users. Bots took center stage just like at the Microsoft’s developer conference that was held recently. This was followed by improvements in some customer products.
In this article, we will show you the new technology transformations from Facebook:
360 Degree VR Camera
We all know the social network just released its Oculus Rift VR headset a few weeks ago.Facebook revealed its new open-source 360-degree camera which can capture some great quality VR content. The camera boasts 17 cameras and can record 8K video at 60 frames per second.
This is how it will look in future with VR technology.
Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer got on stage at Facebook’s annual developer conference, F8, to offer a taste of what Facebook will look like in VR.
VR and AR glasses
Another look a like feature as the founder of Facebook says that virtual reality and the augmented reality of the future will be accessible using a gadget not so different from a common pair of glasses. The glasses are their plans for next 10-year plan in future. AR and VR are expected to grow to a $120 billion market by 2020.
Facebook announced a new software called the Account Kit. Now user can add it to apps, letting their users sign in to connect with just their phone number or email address without the password.
Save To Facebook
This is probably the best feature: Save to Facebook will be a new addition to the social network’s portfolio. It will let users add content to a list of things to view later. The button will be visible on websites, and work like Pinterest.
Now instead of copying and pasting text from Kindle into Facebook, you can simply highlight it and share it to Facebook. Facebook will paste the text into a new post in block quote format, and include a full preview of the original URL. It’s similar to a feature that Medium introduced last year for sharing highlights on Twitter.
Developers can use the Bot Engine along with the Send/Receive API to build Messenger bots. The technology comes from the Messenger’s Wit.AI team.In the short term, many chatbots are glorified search boxes. It’s very early days, judging by the first wave of Facebook Messenger bots.
This is how it will look a like
Wall Street Journal’s Messenger bot: it serves up news and data in response to various commands, with no chit chat. You can see the latest headlines; search for news, stock prices and financial metrics on an individual company.
Internet Beaming Satellite
Zuckerberg said that Facebook’s Free Basics program would soon launch its first satellite into orbit in the next few months. The free internet program is helping more than 25 million people around the world.