Fulltext Facebook Developer Conference F8 2018, At F8 2018, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg addressed issues such as data privacy, Cambridge Analytica, and fake news. Notable announcements include a new Facebook dating feature, Oculus Go, Oculus TV, and updates to Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger:
“Welcome to f8 in 2018. We were slow to identify Russian interference, we’re doing more we’re requiring everyone requiring. I’m running political and issue ads or running large pages to beverified with a government ID, we’re making ads more transparent by the end of this year..
We will have 20,000 people working on security and content review at Facebook. We are focused on fighting fake news more broadly so a lot of the work over the last year, and a half has been bringing on more and more fact-checking partners all around the world in different countries, who speak all of the different languages that we need to cover.
I also want to talk about data privacy, and what happened with Cambridge analytic. I was a major breach of trust, so we need to make sure that this never happens again so we’re taking a number of steps here first as you all know.
We’re restricting the data that developers will be able to request from people second, we need to make sure that, we find any other bad apps that are out there so. We’recurrently in the process of investigating every single app, that had access to a large amount of people’s information before.
We made these big changes in 2014, so we’re working on a simple control where you can clear your browsing history what you’ve clicked on the websites you visited and so on, and we’re gonna call it clear history.
You’re gonna be able to use this tool to see the information about the apps and websites you’ve been directed with you’ll be able to clear all this information from your account and you’ll even be able to turn it off having thisinformation stored with your account going forward.
we are announcing a new set of features coming soon around dating there’s gonna be for building real long term relationships all right not just hookups if you want you can make a dating profile and we’ve designed this with privacy and safety in mind from the beginning you’re only gonna be suggested people who are not your friends this is Jennifer she’s just moved to Chicago she’s interested in datingthe first thing.
she would do here is set up a dating profile once she’s done that she can go browse events and groups this will let her see things in the city and groups related to her interests then she can browse people were there say she wants to talk to Jay she’ll start a conversation with a photo from his profile then if he wants to respond they’ll do so in a privatemessaging inbox connected to the profile now let’s talk about Instagram we’re announcing video chat and Instagram you’re gonna be able to just tap on a new camera icon right in the the top of any direct thread that you have and you’re gonna build a video chat one-on-one or with groups you’re gonna be able to minimize the video while you’re chatting and using Instagram so here.
I am in Instagram first I’ll swipe over to direct because that’s where Ialready have conversations with my closest friends now let’s say it’s Saturday and I’m trying to figure out where we should go to brunch I tap this button to start a video chat and soonwe’re all able to hang out together now let’s pretend I’m looking for some inspiration for where we should go.
I topped this button and soon the video player is minimized I swipe on over tofeed and at this point people can still see and hear me but don’t worry they can’t see my screen now once I find somewhere I want to go I hit share and then I send it back to the thread so my friends could give their input now.
I can share a sticker of whatever I’m listening to directly to Instagram from my Spotify app now anyone can also share their latest GoPro footage directly to IG as well now Explorer is organized into topic channels based on yourpersonal interests and tastes.
we’re taking our Comment filtering technology even further by launching a bullying filter that hides language intended to harass or upset people now let’s talk about whatsapp we’re announcing that we’re bringing group video calling to whatsapp soon too. We’re excited to share the group calling is also coming to whatsapp in the coming months ahead where you can get together with friends and family regardless of where you are in the world the big news.
I have to share today is oculus co is shipping today next is oculus venues which is going to be your ticket to live social events in VR like concerts sports comedy nights and movie screenings you get to sit in this awesome VR MP theater withthousands of people and watch premium events together like soccer live in a hundred and eighty degrees.
we have a great lineup of live event partners coming to oculus venues live concerts from AEG Live games from the MLB and the NBA movie screenings from Lionsgate plus comedy nights and tons of entertainment from next vr that’s oculus go for 199 you get access to over 1,000 apps and games.
we’re also launching a version of oculus go with double the storage memory 64 gigabytes for 249 now if you have some photos from your childhood home. We can now use computer vision to fill in the gaps with this pointillism effect and recreate the rooms of your childhood home, where you grew up so you’re gonna vote to go into VR with your family and visit and feel like you are right there it feels like you’re in a dream.
it is wild so this work of mapping out immersive spaces is just another important step on the path to creating this real feeling of presence so first let’s talk about creating moments. We’redoing this with interactive 3d posts on Facebook with one tap you can bring a 3d object into Facebook camera using our AR technology.
This means you can grab a 3d object right out of newsfeed and bring it straight into your world and it’s launching next month moving objects into VR takes this experience to an even more immersive and meaningful level with a simple 360 photo of her kitchen and that 3d mixer object.
The virtual gen can give me a tour this summer we’re rolling out 3d photos you simply take a picture with your smartphone and upload it to Facebook as a 3d photo so let’s do this let’s keep building together there’s never been a more important time for it”