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Facebook F8 Developer Conference


When developers want to know what Facebook is working on, they head to F8. The annual two-day conference highlights the company’s latest technologies in development and is an opportunity to meet Facebook engineers. It’s also where CEO Mark Zuckerberg lays out the company’s vision for the year to follow. F8 covers what’s next for Facebook’s social network platform, but also the company’s work in AR and VR, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Oculus, gaming, security, and much, much more.

For consumers, we get a first glimpse of the features that could be implemented in the near future. 2019 promises to be the biggest F8 yet — and Digital Trends is on the show floor.

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From Oculus Quest to a Facebook redesign, everything announced at F8 2019


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Facebook wants to make your virtual self appear as real as possible in VR

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Facebook utilizes Instagram photos and hashtags to create a smarter A.I.

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Facebook teases new Oculus prototype with mechanical ‘varifocal’ lenses

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Facebook steps into 3D memories and photos without a specialized camera

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Oculus Go wireless VR headset hits shelves today for way less than a Vive

In an age when leaks spoil every surprise, Facebook came very close to surprising everyone with the launch of its highly anticipated Oculus Go stand-alone VR headset in today's F8 keynote speech. As announced at the F8 developer conference, the Oculus Go will hit store shelves today. 
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Facebook F8 attendees will reportedly receive the Oculus Go

An image posted on social media suggests that all Facebook F8 attendees will receive Oculus Go headsets on May 2. If true, it's likely Facebook will reveal an imminent release date for the headset. Amazon recently started taking and sold through pre-orders and retailers seem to already have it in store.
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Facebook’s F8 starts Tuesday. What do you want to hear about?

Facebook's reality has been plagued by questions on privacy and sharing, but it could turn to a brighter virtual reality with Oculus at F8 to appease users and developers. With Oculus, Facebook may give developers the tools to build virtual worlds without sounding the privacy alarm for consumers.
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Facebook rolled out M, its personal assistant, around the U.S. and Mexico. Here's everything the assistant can do so far.
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Facebook Messenger is growing. After reporting last year that it had 1 billion users, it's now up to a massive 1.2 billion. Lite is helping.
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Meet the 8K cameras that came from Facebook Surround's open source

Why did Facebook release the Surround camera as open source last year? To create even better variations like these sweet cameras.
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Facebook’s newest tech will let you type with your brain and hear with your skin

The social giant announced during its developer conference that its Building 8 lab is working on groundbreaking communication technology.
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Facebook talks connectivity through drones, helicopters at F8 2017

Facebook wants to connect the billions of people who lack internet access with a combination of drones, helicopters, and nodes.
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Android users can now live-stream to Facebook in 360 with Giroptic’s iO camera

The compact Giroptic iO 360 smartphone camera is now available for Android. It was designed in partnership with Facebook.
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Upcoming Instagram update will let you browse photos while offline

Soon, you won't need an internet connection to snap pics of brunch. Facebook said an offline version of Instagram is in the works.
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Here are the best Messenger-compatible bots rolled out at Facebook's F8 2017

Facebook spent time chatting about Messenger bots at its F8 2017 developer conference. Here are the best we could find.
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Facebook gives users the power to produce their own AR filters and frames with Camera Effects Platform

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Facebook Messenger can now find bots, order food, and more

Facebook Messenger is getting a makeover. At the F8 developer conference in 2017, the social network announced new features aimed at growth.
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Facebook means business with its upcoming Workplace updates

The social networking pioneer has announced a variety of new features for Workplace at its annual F8 developer conference.
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Can’t take a vacation? Travel the virtual world with the new version of Google Earth

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Facebook launches beta of interactive social virtual reality platform Spaces

Facebook has launched its new social virtual reality platform, Spaces, at the 2017 edition of its F8 conference.
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Facebook’s about to make augmented reality on phones really fun

Facebook has announced an augmented reality camera platform, capable of adding AR fun to its many app camera modes.
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Facebook makes good on promise to open-source its 360-degree camera

Facebook has finally released all the details on its Surround 360 camera, which the company announced at the F8 conference in April.

Facebook Messenger wants to save you from ever dialing a 1-800 number again

Facebook has taken the wraps off of Agents on Messenger, the company's version of chatbots, allowing users to interact with businesses from Messenger.