Facebook is all set for a busy week, as the upcoming F8 event on San Francisco sees the social network company going head-to-head with competition by introducing new ideas and features. The event will happen at San Francisco on March 25 and will continue until March 26.
It should be remembered that in 2011, CEO Mark Zuckerberg introduced the Facebook Timeline. Supporters—and critics—of the website are now waiting to see what Facebook has in store this time around.
According to F8’s official website, the event will provide more than 40 sessions, Oculus demos, and one-on-one conversations with expert engineers.
Mashable predicts the company will have a discussion on “drones, satellites and lasers,” mentioning CTO Mike Schroepfer, known to many as Schroep.
Another expectation poised by Mashable involves turning the Messenger app into a platform for third-party developers to tinker with.
Additionally, with the ongoing Oculus project, Facebook is also expected to fit its recent $2 billion-dollar acquisition into its products and services. Day 2 of Facebook F8 sees Oculus Chief Scientist Michael Abrash explaining the importance of virtual reality, bringing into mind the possibility of Facebook applying VR elements to the news feed.
On This Day
Before the big day, Facebook has decided to release a new feature called On This Day, which people who had used Timehop would be absolutely familiar with.
According to Facebook, “On This Day shows content from this date in the past. For example, you might see past status updates, photos, posts from friends and other things you’ve shared or been tagged in – from one year ago, two years ago, and so on. Only you will see this content unless you decide to share it with your friends.”
The feature will be rolled out around the world through web and mobile.