On Wednesday, Facebook kicked off its F8 Developer Conference in San Francisco and, by most accounts, impressed those in attendance and watching online with an expansive array of new offerings for developers, advertisers, and businesses.
All together, the social networking behemoth touted more than two dozen new “products and tools,” the clear standouts of which include:
Messenger Platform: Facebook calls it a “new way for apps to integrate with Messenger so people can better express themselves with GIFs, photos, videos, audio clips and more.”
Businesses on Messenger: FB showed off the “first steps we’re taking to reinvent the way people communicate and interact with businesses.”
Social Plugins: “Refreshed Social Plugins with updated designs and better mobile experiences that will help people engage with content off Facebook.
Of course, there’s also Facebook Analytics for Apps, LiveRail, Internet of Things, and Spherical Video Coming to News Feed, to name just a few of the other standout offerings Mark Zuckerberg and company unveiled yesterday.
As the second and final day of F8 gets underway this morning, Facebook is offering a stream video of the keynotes and other sessions, plus live interviews from the show floor. To check it out, click here.