Tencent Technology News, April 29, according to foreign media reports, Facebook recently announced that its F8 annual developers conference will be held from April 30 to May 1 at the San Jose McNeri Convention Center. Facebook CEO and Co-founder Mark
Zuckerberg is used to talking about the future of social networks at F8 developers'conferences. This time, he may concentrate more on solving Facebook's current problems.
Zuckerberg often shares promising information with attendees. He says Facebook's mission is
However, a series of scandals undermined this idealistic goal. Facebook's intervention in public opinion and incitement to violence have triggered public anxiety about social media, and its privacy and security failures could lead to huge fines imposed by the US Trade Commission (FTC), as well as concerns about the responsiveness of Facebook's leadership and corporate transparency.
As a result, Zuckerberg is likely to show the public and legislators in his keynote speech on April 30 that his ability to put the world's largest social network on track depends on whether Facebook can regain public trust.
Michael Pachet (Michael Pachter), analyst at market research firm Wedbush Securities, said Zuckerberg could appeal to developers to help him make Facebook safer. Pachet said the 34-year-old founder would also try to avoid the appearance of the past
Despite the trouble, Facebook will not disappear soon. Last Wednesday, Facebook released its first quarter results for 2009, showing that about 2.7 billion people use social networking and products owned by companies such as WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger every month. The industry expects the company to present new features of instant messaging, virtual reality and other products at the F8 Developers Conference.
Zuckerberg's keynote speech
In 2016, Zuckerberg outlined a blueprint for Facebook over the next 10 years at the F8 developer Conference. But things have changed a lot since then. Zuckerberg told a earnings call on Wednesday that he would share more of the company at the conference
More and more Facebook users are sharing photos and videos privately through groups, instant messaging applications and stories. Stories, in particular, is a Snapchat-like feature that allows users to post photos and videos that last 24 hours.
Facebook's 10-year Roadmap
Zuckerberg said in March:
New features are already under development. One of the important functions is to allow WhatsApp, Messenger and Instagram users to send messages to each other without switching applications. Facebook is also looking for a new way to allow users to set the time to delete messages, such as deleting them themselves a month or a year later.
Facebook's focus on functions such as groups, information and stories has raised questions about how the social network will solve aggressive content while balancing privacy and security. Zuckerberg's keynote address will provide him with an opportunity to address these issues, while also demonstrating the new functions of social networking private space.
Messenger Function Update
Facebook's F8 developer conference schedule is full of discussion topics for its instant messaging applications. This year's theme is
On the first day, nine panel topics on messaging were arranged. Its themes include helping enterprises to provide better customer service, attracting more customers and enhancing brand value.
This is not surprising. Instant messaging Messenger, with more than 1.3 billion users, usually plays the lead role at the F8 conference. In previous years, Facebook had opened its messaging app to chat robots, a computer program designed to mimic the human language, so that users could talk directly to businesses. It also adds a new augmented reality that allows users to apply messages directly
This year, you may hear more about how Messenger plans help people connect with friends and businesses. Earlier this year, Facebook redesigned the messaging app to make it easier for users to browse information content and to add more features.
Privacy and security
Facebook's record of user privacy and security has not improved much this year.
Last month, the social networking site revealed that it stored hundreds of millions of passwords in plain text, meaning employees in-house had access to those passwords. No one was there, Facebook said.
This is not the end of Facebook's privacy disaster. Earlier this month, the company also revealed that it
These incidents may not be as worrying as the Cambridge Analytics scandal of 2018, when Facebook allowed Cambridge Analytics to collect data from 87 million Facebook users without permission. But the latest problems show that Facebook still has a lot of work to do in terms of privacy. Facebook has yet to deliver a promised tool to clear search history.
The F8 Developers Conference will be able to show the company what it is doing to solve these problems.
Zuckerberg said in an interview that he firmly believes that virtual reality is the next large computing platform
Facebook's Virtual Reality Headgear Oculus Quest
Facebook still hasn't given up virtual reality. This year, the social network will broadcast live F8 keynote speeches through Oculus Venues applications. This is a social application for virtual reality devices such as Oculus Go and Gear VR.
Facebook may launch two new virtual reality headwear devices during the F8 Developers Conference. One of them is Oculus Quest, a virtual reality headset that does not require computer support, while the other is Oculus Rift S, an upgraded version that needs to be used with computers. Both devices are priced at $399 and are scheduled to be launched this spring, but Facebook has yet to announce a specific date.
Facebook's F8 conference schedule also shows that the company is still focused on augmented reality technology. The conference included thematic discussions on AR Music and AR for Instagram on augmented reality.
But eventually, the spotlight will continue to fall on Zuckerberg. The focus of the conference will be on whether he can convince the public that the recent changes in Facebook are enough for them to trust the company again. (Jiao Han)