Results of the first day of the conference Facebook F8: Oculus Go, Facebook updates, Instagram and WhatsApp

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made a presentation in honor of the first day of Facebook the F8 developer conference. The themes of the presentations began renovation in Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, as well as a new VR-headset Oculus Go. Describe everything in detail.

Results of the first day of the conference Facebook F8: Oculus Go, Facebook updates, Instagram and WhatsApp

Facebook

Results of the first day of the conference Facebook F8: Oculus Go, Facebook updates, Instagram and WhatsApp

function for Me to appear in the social network. It was called Dating Home. It will be optional, and it can be activated by clicking on the icon in the form of heart in the Facebook application. Mark Zuckerberg said that the function is designed to search long and serious relationship, not a passing acquaintance.

Another new feature, Watch Party, allows you to enjoy content together with friends, commenting on what they saw in the air. In addition, Facebook will vote "for" and "against" and will change the way you view comments for publication.

Third-party developers will have access to Stories on Facebook and Instagram. For example, you can add the song from Spotify to their Stories.

And Facebook introduced a feature to search for blood donors. Now, the social network will be possible to register as a donor.

Instagram

Results of the first day of the conference Facebook F8: Oculus Go, Facebook updates, Instagram and WhatsApp

The application of another social network, which is owned by Facebook, will receive the updated section with recommendations, but it is not the most important thing. The main thing - it's video chat feature. We will be able to make video calls to Instagram.

As mentioned above, we will be able to add materials in Stories from other applications and services. Add a song Stories, you give friends the opportunity to find it in another service. Also, developers can create their own AR-filters.

Messenger

Results of the first day of the conference Facebook F8: Oculus Go, Facebook updates, Instagram and WhatsApp

The app Facebook Messenger gets a new design and the camera with the function of augmented reality. It will be a night mode, the dynamic effects in the dialog box and customizable chat. In addition, there will be built-in translation feature. At the moment, we do not know which languages ​​will be supported.

WhatsApp

Results of the first day of the conference Facebook F8: Oculus Go, Facebook updates, Instagram and WhatsApp

to talk about increasing security in WhatsApp. Strange, but shortly before the conference, the founder of WhatsApp Jan Koum has left the company due to the weakening of the safety of its product. Zuckerberg mentioned it at the presentation and thanked for his work.

And if we talk about a new, WhatsApp will appear in a group video chat and support stickers from third-party developers. The most important thing - Facebook has decided to adapt the WhatsApp for business. The new features will allow companies to more comfortably handle a large volume of messages.

Oculus Go

Results of the first day of the conference Facebook F8: Oculus Go, Facebook updates, Instagram and WhatsApp

The new VR-headset Oculus Go went on sale the first day of the conference. It costs $ 199, and all visitors to the conference will receive it as a gift. It should be assumed that it will be much more popular than those already available on the headset Oculus, which costs $ 399 and requires a powerful PC to work.

The new headset goes from 1,000 available applications and services Oculus TV, which allows you to enjoy video in virtual reality. Service is created with the support of Netflix, Hulu, ESPN and Showtime. Headset users will be able to follow the live broadcasts of sporting and musical events in the virtual reality. And Facebook has started with board games manufacturers, to transfer them to the VR.