The social network giant Facebook explored many announcements and updates related to the website at F8 conference that takes place from May 1 to 2, 2018. Get the 10 big takeaways from the keynotes of Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook on the day 1 of the F8 conference.
1. FaceDate – The company is introducing a dating feature where you are allowed to make a profile which is only visible to a list of people who aren’t your friends but who’ve opted in searching for love. The social media platform will match you basis your complete data and you can message your love through a dedicated inbox instead of Messenger.
2. Remove Your History – Facebook is launching a new privacy feature called clear history permitting its users to erase the data that Facebook has gathered from other websites and applications that utilize its ads and analytics tools. It simply means now you are powered to scrub some of the browsing histories from your Facebook’s data store. The 33-year old Mark associated it with removing or deleting cookies from browsing history. It’s somehow is really a nice gesture to the privacy concerned people however it will make your experience less personalized at the social network.
Reason: Because the CEO of the company, Mark faced many questions from USA congress about data collection. People were pissed to know that they had miniature control over it but a new feature of deleting history could ease the pain of regulation.
3. Instagram brings video-chat and anti-bullying feature – Instagram is a photo and video-sharing social media platform that is developed and owned by Facebook. Instagram was recently spotted with a new feature’s introduction that is video chat. In the meanwhile, image and video sharing social network are also getting the latest filter to secure its users from bullying comments also an improved Explore tab.
Reason: Instagram is quite popular with its direct messaging feature and lacked video chat but now with the new feature coming to rescue it is an anti-bullying feature that makes the platform a safe place to hang out. It is all because Facebook wants to defeat Snapchat.
4. Facebook is reviving its app review process – The social giant will now re-open its application review process next to the silence it took after the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
5. Oculus Go Available for sale at $199 – Facebook’s cheap and accomplished standalone virtual reality headset, Oculus Go is now on sale costing you $199 for 32GB of onboard storage and get the second version of 64GB at $249.
6. Messenger streamlines and begins translation – The social networking website is entering into the translation of chat threats in its Messenger beginning with English-Spanish conversations in the United States within the Marketplace. In the meantime, Facebook is shedding out the camera and entertaining games tab to provide Messenger a clean and clear design.
Reason: Translation is one of the best ways to bring the world come closer together by eliminating the language barriers and allowing users realize how much they have common.
7. Launching VR Memories and 3D photos – Most popular social network is now getting 3D illustrations and models to its News Feed section. The website will soon turn 2D photos into virtual reality memories – creating 3D environment one can explore utilizing a trippy point cloud appearance.
8. WhatsApp generates 450 million stories users – Facebook-owned WhatsApp status has 450 million daily active users across the world. It is the twice of Snapchat’s users in whole. The messaging app is also getting stickers and group video calling feature.
9. Share on Facebook and Instagram Stories from other applications – Begging with SoundCloud, Spotify and GoPro, other applications are allowed to share photos and videos directly to stories inside the Instagram and Facebook app.
10. Oculus TV – Oculus desires you to watch TV inside its new Go headset and for this, you’ll get Facebook Watch. But expect Hulu and Netflix apps.