Mark Zuckerberg walked on to the stage in his signature grey T-shirt and blue jeans for the keynote of Facebook's F8 developer conference. Within half an hour of his speech, he covered topics ranging from messaging to live-streaming drones, and from free basics to virtual reality glasses. Here are some of the key announcements from the event.
- Facebook messenger was the star of the event. Zuckerberg said Facebook-owned messenger and WhatsApp process 60 billion messages per day. That is almost three times more than SMS. He also said that messenger now has 900 million active users. In January, the app had reached 800 million active users.
Everyone remembers that picture of Zuckerberg walking through the sea of people wearing VR headsets in Samsung's conference. Yesterday he showed his vision of augmented reality glasses. Apart from that he said that in future AR and VR will became very social features. Facebook also announced a stunning 360 camera to shoot videos for VR. "Over the next 10 years, the form factor's just going to keep on getting smaller and smaller, and eventually we're going to have what looks like normal-looking glasses," he said about VRLast but not least Zuckerberg also took a dig at Donald Trump. He didn't take the name of Trump but pointed at him through a statement. "As I look around and I travel around the world, I'm starting to see people and nations turning inward, against this idea of a connected world and a global community. I hear fearful voices calling for building walls and distancing people they label as others. For blocking free expression, for slowing immigration, reducing trade, and in some cases around the world even cutting access to the internet," Zuckerberg said.
Which of the above features are you excited to use?