Watch Facebook’s F8 discussion here, and what to expect

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Chatbots, Live video, and VR record are all on a calendar for Facebook’s F8 developer conference, and we can watch a livestream here during 9:30am PST with Mark Zuckerberg’s keynote starting during 10am. There’ll also be some-more streamed sessions all day today.

Here’s a full report for a stream:

Day 1 (April 12)

  • 10AM PT: Keynote
  • 12PM PTMessenger: Connecting People and Businesses
  • 12:30PM PTGrowing Your Business with Facebook Pages
  • 1PM PT: Onboarding and Account Management for Apps
  • 2PM PTCreating Value for News Publishers and Readers on Facebook
  • 3PM PTDeeper Insights with Facebook Analytics for Apps

Day 2 (April 13)

  • 10AM PT: Keynote
  • 12PM PTThe Technology Behind 360 Video
  • 1PM PT: Optimizing 360 Video for Oculus
  • 2PM PTLeveraging Facebook as a Platform for eCommerce
  • 2:30PM PTBuilding iOS Tooling during Facebook Scale

While Facebook is tight-lipped about accurately what will be suggested today, we’ve listened from sources some reliable launches as good as a few rumors. Here’s a few things to watch for:

Confirmed

Messenger Chatbot APIs – Facebook will launch collection permitting developers to build programmed response agents for Messenger, mixed sources confirm. This follows a dip from Feb that Facebook had given some developers a Chat SDK for building bots. These bots could reinstate 1-800 numbers, providing patron use over chat, and use synthetic comprehension to broach ecommerce, news, content, and other experiences.

Live Chat APIs – Even if you’re articulate to a tellurian patron support agent, Facebook wants we to do it on Messenger rather than a business’ website. Multiple source endorse Facebook will recover developer collection for building “Message Us” buttons for web and mobile sites that pull users to Messenger where businesses can use craving program to well respond to requests.

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News Over Messenger – Facebook skeleton to concede news publishers to discharge calm by Messenger, Marketing Land initial reported and we’ve given had sources confirm.

Marketing Over Messenger – Facebook skeleton to clear promotion opportunities in Messenger in Q2 2016, according to a display sent by Facebook to a tip code on a platform. Though we haven’t reliable this will launch during F8, Facebook does have a dermatitis event during a discussion dedicated to “Messenger: Connecting People And Businesses” hosted by Frerke-Malt Feller, partial of a Messenger Monetization team…which is engaging since Messenger has never been monetized directly.

Rumors

Live Video Production Tools – Facebook has been operative on ways for media publishers to use veteran video modifying program to conduct and raise Live videos, we’ve heard. That could embody ways for publishers to switch between opposite video feeds or camera angles while progressing a singular Live broadcast. Facebook could also concede publishers to use veteran videography hardware, The New York Times reported. It’s already profitable publishers to promote on Live instead of their possess sites.

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New Ways To Deliver Ads –  We’ve listened speak that Facebook will announce partnerships to make it easier for tiny businesses to emanate video ads.

VR Capture Technology – Facebook’s F8 beam cryptically includes a event on “VR Capture Technology” about “The hardware and program engineering compulsory to move this new and sparkling record to life”. Though it’s misleading what tech it’s articulate about exactly, a event is led by Brian Cabral who works on “advanced computational imaging projects” for Facebook and Oculus. In Sep Facebook suggested a new approach to cringe a distance of 360 video files by regulating equirectangular mapping.

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