Posts tagged as: f8

Facebook Cancels F8 Conference Due Coronavirus Concerns

Facebook has canceled its annual F8 conference over coronavirus-outbreak concerns. F8 was scheduled to be held in San Jose in May, but on Thursday the company announced the “in-person component” of the event was canceled. In a statement, Facebook said: “In light of the growing concerns around COVID-19, we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel […]

Instagram Announces Video Chat, Third Party App Support And Anti-Bully Filters

Instagram today revealed several new features meant to help connect and protect users that it will add over the next few months. First up is video chatting. Instagram says it will bring live video chat to Instagram in the next few weeks in order to give friends a new way to spend time together. A new […]

During F8 Event Facebook Announces Dating, Story Sharing, Group Organization, More

Facebook today made a significant number of additions to its platform that will lead to more features for end users over time. For example, a new tool will allow Facebook users to post to their Facebook Stories directly through third-party apps. (This feature is also headed to Facebook-owned Instagram.) Starting with Spotify and GoPro, mobile […]

Spotify and Apple Music Will Be Integrated into Facebook Messenger

At Facebook’s F8 developer, a new Messenger  feature was unveiled. According David Marcus, VP of Messaging Products at Facebook, a Spotify and Apple Music integration will be coming “very soon” to Messenger. The integration will let you choose Spotify or Apple Music from Messenger’s built-in apps list, search for an artist or song and share […]

Instagram for Android Will Have an Offline Mode

Instagram has made it possible for Android device owners to enjoy the app in a limited way even when offline. Speaking at Facebook’s F8 developer conference, Instagram staff explained that many users access the app from areas with poor internet connections. Adding support for offline access will allow these people to enjoy the app when […]

Facebook Reveals Many Updates In Store for Messenger at F8

Last F8, Facebook opened the Messenger Platform to the global community of developers. They’ve spent the last 12 months since then focused on improving and launching products and features that help us all stay in touch in a variety of ways – from their new camera, group video chats and even games. Facebook thinks of […]

Facebook’s F8 Is All About Messenger and Video – Business Chatbots, Live Video from Drones

Facebook now wants you to use their Messenger platform to chat with businesses and get updates from them, too. That’s the future Facebook pitched Tuesday at f8, its annual conference for software developers in San Francisco. “We think you should message a business just the way you would message a friend,” Mark Zuckerberg said on […]

Facebook Music Service to Provide Cross-Service Music Linking

The upcoming Facebook music service many expect at the f8 conference on September 22 could have a unique integration between rival providers. A leak Saturday indicated it would have “content resolution” that would guarantee access to songs as long as someone had least one of the partner services. An Rdio user sharing a song would […]

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