Fb introduced its plans for its F8 annual developer convention, which is the place the corporate exhibits off its newest expertise, apps and its imaginative and prescient for the longer term. The corporate says the following occasion will happen on Could 5-6, 2020 on the McEnery Conference Heart in San Jose, CA.
attendees can enroll at www.f8.com to be notified when registration opens and obtain updates.
Final yr, the corporate used the F8 occasion to introduce an enormous redesign of Fb.com, plus upgrades, merchandise, and expansions in areas like Messenger, WhatsApp, Relationship, Market and past. It additionally confirmed off the way it’s placing new expertise to work, together with with VR, sensible house, , and different developer-facing expertise, together with Fb’s Ax and BoTorch initiatives.
Fb isn’t but speaking about what it is going to showcase at F8 in 2020, however says it is going to function: “product demos, deep-dive periods that showcase how expertise can allow you to come back collectively and create your greatest work, and alternatives so that you can community with our international developer neighborhood and be taught from one another,” in response to its announcement.
Past the information that comes from F8 by way of particular person merchandise, the convention provides Fb a platform to current its overarching imaginative and prescient.
Final yr, for instance, it was considered one of a community that’s making an attempt to develop into extra non-public and dealing to retain customers. Extra not too long ago, Fb’s initiatives present an organization that’s nonetheless making an attempt to be disruptive, with new merchandise like Libra. However a few of its launches additionally display that the corporate is painfully conscious of how a lot it’s ceding traction to different social apps, like Snapchat and TikTok. We’ll see if Fb has any new responses to these challenges, or to the bigger, extra existential points Fb now faces with the rise of anti-trust investigations that put Fb of their crosshairs.