If you didn’t get the chance to follow up on Facebook’s F8 event, here’s a round-up of the most important announcements from Day 1:
Social VR – Facebook Spaces:
Social VR — Facebook Spaces is launching in beta for Oculus Rift, giving people a new way to connect in VR. Facebook Spaces is a place where you can be in-person with friends and family in VR, having a fun and meaningful experience, no matter where they are.
Camera Effects Platform — Putting Facebook’s camera tools in the hands of the global creative community. Facebook is letting you build anything from simple frames to interactive effects and masks using Augmented Reality (AR).
Messenger — No doubt that Messenger is one of Facebook core platforms for the future, it has been constantly evolving over the past year. A series of new features and advanced tools have been announced for end users and developers.
Workplace — There are now 14,000 organizations using Workplace worldwide. Facebook have put effort to focus on improving the day-to-day workflows and adding features such as communicating using Live video.
Developer Circles — Developer Circles is a new program launched to create locally-organized communities for developers.
Facebook Analytics — This is surely interesting for Business Page Managers and Media Executives. New Analytics capabilities as well as enhanced existing features, including Automated insights which uses advanced machine learning.
Identity Tools — The improvements to Facebook Login and Account Kit help businesses better connect with people on a global scale, across more surfaces, using Facebook, phone number or email.
Games — Facebook ntroduced rich gameplay features to give developers more control of the gaming experiences they create. Developers can customize their own start and end screens and integrate new APIs that can help drive share and connected gameplay.
Stay tuned for additional updates from Day 2
Techie Dad – Innovation & Digital Director at M&C Saatchi / Mercury / Quantum – Instructor in Media Studies at AUB