After being compelled to cancel last year’s F8 conference as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, Fb has immediately announced that it will likely be holding its developer showcase occasion in 2021, although in digital kind and by way of a barely completely different format to what we have seen prior to now.
As defined by Facebook:
“We’re excited to introduce a brand new occasion format, F8 Refresh. Our digital stage will likely be open to builders internationally and live-streamed on our Fb for Builders web page on June 2nd.”
The ‘Refresh’ occasion will see Fb’s crew showcase its newest tasks and new instruments throughout its varied apps, whereas Fb may even present extra in-depth perception into its work on VR, AR and different new tech instruments. As well as, the brand new format will allow much more builders, exterior of Fb, to showcase how they’re additionally using Fb’s instruments to develop new processes and instruments.
Among the many varied tasks on present, we’ll possible get extra perception into Fb’s coming AR glasses, together with its rumored smartwatch product, whereas it may additionally see Fb reveal new, next-level advances that’ll additional develop the utility of its varied instruments.
F8 Refresh may even function technical rundowns of Fb merchandise, together with demos and panels with inside consultants. Prior to now, its F8 conferences have been the place Fb has revealed various major updates, together with enterprise instruments, video enhancements, Messenger group calls, WhatsApp enterprise choices, and many others.
The annual F8 occasion has been a key supply of perception into Fb’s varied, and ever-expanding, set of tasks, and this new format, whereas digital, will possible nonetheless be a key supply of information on the place Fb is focusing, and what we will anticipate from the platform within the months and years forward.
It’s going to be fascinating to see what Zuck and Co have in retailer.
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