Can you imagine sending a birthday card, but in augmented reality? Or how about sharing your favorite song and also adding a personal touch? What would you think of a 360º video of a family party, on the other side of the world? Sounds good.
After the terrible security scandal with Cambridge Analytica, the most popular social network is back on its feet. Mark Zuckerberg, its founder, led the Facebook's Annual F8 Conference to talk about the innovations that will come soon.
Broadly speaking, Zuckerberg said that thanks to the relationships established by people is the reason Facebook exists and continues to grow. «Building relationships is important. And creating a sense of community is also very important," said the CEO.
Aware of the changes in the world and the advancement of technology, Zuckerberg announced the news that will reach the social media. All these innovations are designed to bring people closer and support the growth of the groups since the latter is expanding at an amazing speed. Are you ready to be surprised?
#1 Augmented reality
Very soon, this tool will reach Facebook to create a feeling of closeness between users. Tools such as 360º photos and videos can be shared through Messenger and Instagram. You will no longer have to see people in a small static image, now you will be able to appreciate all the details that surround them and feel that you are there.
Zuckerberg also announced the arrival of a new virtual reality tool, which will be able to map complete spaces, based on some images. For example, this tool will be able to recreate your room when you were a child, just by 'looking' at some photographs of your childhood.
In addition, the Oculus Go virtual reality helmet will have the ability to interact with 3,000 apps, which will allow a complete experience. The helmet is already on sale and its cost is $199.
#2 Watch Party
Imagine that you want to watch a football game with your friends, but they all live far away and it is difficult to get together on that date. Something very common, right? With the new Watch Party tool, Facebook users will be able to watch a television event at the same time, without having to leave their home. It will be like being in the same room.
#3 Love is in the air... or Facebook?
In addition to the previous news, Zuckerberg announced that there will be a new tool for dating. Something like Tinder, but special for Facebook. The intention is that people can meet and interact with other users but in a closer way. In addition, the CEO of Facebook stressed that the tool will be focused on "long-term relationships."
#4 Groups are becoming a trend
Zuckerberg said that groups on Facebook are growing at an incredible speed. Users seek to connect with people who have interests or needs in common. Groups of young mothers, groups of doctors, groups of artists or any other topic that you can think of, everything is on the social network.
For this reason, new functions will be available to arm and moderate groups in a more efficient and safe way. The platform will have 'small tabs' that will show them groups that may be of interest to you or, in any case, how to create and manage a more specific group, in case you do not like those that already exist.
#5 Videocalls for groups
The news will also tackle other applications, such as WhatsApp. The founder of Facebook said that from now on, video calls can be made in groups, so talking to your group of friends will be easier and faster, thanks to this option. "Bringing people closer is the main objective," Zuckerberg said.
#6 Video chats on Instagram
In addition to the augmented reality that we already mentioned, Instagram users will have the possibility to make video chats on Instagram. As if that were not enough, the filters we already know will be available for those video chats, so the experience will be even more fun.
#7 Clear History
Thanks to this new tool, users will be able to erase all their search history and Facebook browsing. In this way, internet users will have the opportunity to get rid of all the information that advertisers and other applications usually use, in order to offer them products and services.
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