Facebook Inc is trying to seize on the technology known as augmented reality, a mix of the real and digital worlds best known from the hit smartphone game Pokemon Go, Facebook chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg said on Tuesday.
Zuckerberg said people could use the technology to leave a virtual note for a friend at a bar, or to find virtual street art on a wall that in real life is blank.
Facebook hold an annual developer's event, used to bring together the large number of people that work for the social network.
Facebook says that the Camera Effects Platform includes two products: Frames Studio and AR Studio.
"For those of you who have watched us roll out cameras across all our apps and have asked what we're doing, that was act one". Facebook added special effects cameras to its core apps like Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger. And now it seems like Mark Zuckerberg is quite close to achieving the goal as he announced Facebook Spaces, a social VR platform, at the ongoing F8 2017 developer conference. Here are just three important new features set to change your Facebook experience.
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While Snapchat's offering to developers is limited to geofilters, Facebook has invited its worldwide developer community to use its tools to create geofilters, filters, masks, etc. It lets each user create a group of up to four friends which is known as a "space". The networking site has come a long way from being a platform for students to share photos of each other to becoming a full-fledged platform for entrepreneurs to generate revenues for their companies.
At F8 yesterday, Facebook also launched a new virtual reality app, Facebook Spaces, which is created to let users hang out in virtual environments "as if you were in the same room".
"Even though we were a little slow to add cameras to all our apps, I'm confident that now we're going to push this augmented reality camera forward".
Facebook Spaces is available in beta now for Oculus Rift and Touch and can be downloaded from the Oculus Store.
Ever since Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel turned down Zuckerberg's attempt to buy his company, Facebook is on a copying spree.