Zuckerberg Announces His AR Platform Plans To "Destroy Snapchat"

20 April, 2017, 09:39 | Author: Oscar Goodwin

One of the most interesting features revealed this year is Facebook's plan to improve and develop its augmented reality software.

The possibilities for AR are only limited by a developer's imagination and there are plenty of ways in which the real world can be manipulated using this technology.

At the F8 developer conference, Zuckerberg said that the first step that made sense was to release products that people already knew about, which sounded like a way to justify the copying.

Augmented Reality Studio: Facebook is opening up its Augmented Reality platform for developers so that they can make maximum use of Facebook's computing power.

If you haven't noticed the little camera on the top left hand side of your Facebook app maybe it's time you checked out it. Facebook "Stories" are a thing now, and this little camera is where you create them.

He said that Facebook expected it would turn artificial intelligence, ubiquitous internet connectivity, virtual and augmented reality into viable parts of Facebook business over the next decade.

Yesterday, at the F8 event organized by Facebook, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that the social networking site in investing in an AR platform, which could enhance images users share via their smartphone cameras. Facebook added special effects cameras to its core apps like Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger.

Messenger will have much more to offer: Messenger is also going to get an Update.

Messenger will have an added feature similar to WeChat, the Chinese app that lets users multi-task from the same app. Facebook will soon allow users to use Messenger to chat to friends and without leaving Messenger buy tickets, make reservations and book a rides simultaneously.

The app is in beta and allows users to create an avatar to live message and interact in a VR Hangout through Facebook Messenger. You will be able to drop songs into a group chat. The system will turn you into a cartoony avatar and place you close to your friends who will also be represented as avatars. Developers will now work to create applications that maximise this platform.

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