Facebook Lets Developers Build Augmented Reality Experiences In Its In-App Cameras

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At the F8 developers conference, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said the company has started a closed beta program for developers to develop camera effects, kinda like you might see on Snapchat. At this year's F8, which kicked off yesterday in San Jose, he introduced his company's new platform for achieving that goal via augmented reality (AR): the Camera Effects Platform. Snapchat filters and Pokemon-Go are some examples of visual tampering.

"[We're working on] direct brain interfaces that one day will let you communicate using only your mind", the chief executive said. This doesn't seem like a problem to the company, however, as they seem relatively confident that with their announcements today, they'll be able to push augmented reality further than ever before. Augmented reality technology is accessible to nearly anyone now. These are the following update topics that were being touched regarding Facebook.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has unveiled the Tech giant's first augmented reality system - and confirmed reports that a "mind control" interface is being created.

Lastly, Workplace will be Facebook's collaboration tool similar to Slack and is created to help with productivity.

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

In terms of gaming, Messenger has now added the ability to play longer, more in-depth games with friends with the new Rich Gameplay feature, enabling turn-by-turn battles that can go on for days. And these songs could be heard by all the members at the same time.

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You can also pull in photos from your Facebook account and enlarge them on the screen.

The new platform is expected to help users and developers make a ideal blend of digital and physical worlds. "A lot more of us are going to work in the arts".

Facebook Spaces is a new virtual reality social network. Now Workplace is collaborating with some enterprise partners, like Microsoft, Box, Quip, and Salesforce, in order to ease sharing and organization of files.

Facebook showed the world it was serious about virtual reality technology when it dropped more than $2 billion to acquire Oculus VR.

The Platform's main focus is on two new tools.