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Facebook F8: Five biggest announcements

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Facebook F8: Five biggest announcements

If one thought that the Cambridge Analytica data scandal could dull Facebook’s sparkle then they couldn’t have been more wrong. CEO Mark Zuckerberglooked upbeat and didn’t show any strains from the fallout of the whole privacy scandal.

The social media giant rolled out all big guns at day one of its F8 annual conference. Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger – all key weapons in its arsenal – are about to get better. So here are all the important announcements Facebook made at day one of F8:

Facebook Dating: Tinder gets its ‘biggest rival’
In what’s a direct challenge to Tinder, Facebook is set to get a new Dating feature in its app. It’s mostly like Tinder but with the additional feature of Facebook events. So, for instance you are at a social event, you will be easily able to ‘connect’ with others. Don’t chuckle but Mark Zuckerberg actually said that Facebook’s Dating feature “isn’t for hookups but for building real, long-term relationships.”

Messenger: 
Gets new design, translation feature
Facebook Messenger is all set to get a revamp in terms of look and functionality. In order to boost its presence with businesses, a new Customer Chat plug-in will be integrated in their websites. A nifty translation feature is also being added to the Messenger app.

Instagram: Gets new AR features

Users will now be able to upload footage directly from the GoPro app to Instagram. Spotify playlists can also be shared in Instagram stories now. In addition to this, AR features will be available in the app now along with a redesigned Explore tab for users to tap into new content.

WhatsApp:WhatsApp: New stickers, group video call
Facebook revealed that over 450 million users share a story on the instant messaging app daily. The Stories feature is getting better and additional features like Stickers and group video calls will be introduced in WhatsApp.

Privacy:

This was bound to get better after you-know-what. Now, Facebook will give users an option to delete their browsing history from social media. Zuckerberg also reiterated the company’s commitment to fight fake news and controlling fake accounts. Let’s see how this pans out.

 

 

Source by:- gadgetsnow

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