Facebook F8 2016 : Unveils Messenger Bots 3D 360 Degree Video Camera and More

Facebook F8 2016 is such a big event to look at. Facebook F8 Developer Conference 2016 has attracted the global attraction by unveiling many new features and announcements. Facebook has make public Messenger chatbots, 3D 360-degree camera and many more. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg set his Company’s 10 years’ roadmap as the part of his keynote.

Mark Zuckerberg wrote, “Over the long run, we’re building planes and satellites to connect everyone to the internet; artificial intelligence to help us interact with services more easily; and virtual reality to help us experience the world in a totally new way. I’ve always believed that giving more people a voice makes the world a better place, and I’m excited about the future we’re all building together.”

The chatbots for Messenger App is the big announcement at Facebook F8. The Messenger Bots will allow businesses to connect with users and in turn, customers can make reservations, book flight tickets, talk to their bank, etc by sending them direct text messages.

Facebook F8 2016 Announcements
Facebook F8 2016 Announcements

So in short, the kind of interaction that would happen over SMS, will now be possible via Facebook Messenger. Facebook is giving all developers and businesses access to documents to build bots for Messenger.

Facebook News Feed ads will also allow users to open threads on Messenger, and a new customer matching feature will allow messages that are usually sent through SMS to be sent on Messenger.

Apart from Chatbots, 3D 360-degree Camera is also a big news from Facebook F8. This new 3D 360-degree camera will produce Sharp, spherical footage in 3D. Facebook already supports 360 video viewing on its site.

Facebook also announced a new Profile Expressions Kit, where people can use third-party apps to create fun and personality-infused profile videos. The closed beta is for six apps: Boomerang by Instagram, Lollicam, BeautyPlus, Cinemagraph Pro by Flixel, Lollicam, MSQRD, and Vine.

Facebook also announced the first official camera for Facebook Live – the Mevo. The camera was launched at CES under the name Movi.

Last year, Messenger App had 700 million monthly active users in the World, and by now, that number has crossed 900 million according to Facebook. Activity on Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp combined is 60 billion messages a day, compared to 20 billion SMSes each day.

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