Facebook announces redesign, new Messenger, Portal features at F8

CREDIT Janko Roettgers  Variety

CREDIT Janko Roettgers Variety

At F8, Facebook confirmed its interoperability plans for Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram.

Addressing almost 5,000 developers at its annual F8 conference in San Jose, California late Tuesday, Mark Zuckerberg said gaining users' trust is his top agenda.

Privacy - "As the world gets larger and more connected, we need a sense of intimacy more than ever", Zuckerberg explains, "so that's why I believe the future is private". "I am committed to doing this well".

An attendee interacts with a Portal video chat device during Facebook Inc.'s F8 developers conference in San Jose, California, U.S. on April 30, 2019.

What more is new about Messenger? Facebook Web Redesign In addition to a visual overhaul for the mobile app, Facebook is also working on a new design for the web experience.

Zuckerberg mentioned last week that Facebook's concentrate on communications will likely probably be built out within the following five years or more. You'll also be able to set status messages.

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Privacy needs to be baked in across all Facebook products if Zuckerberg truly wants the company to leave its troubled history behind.

The platform has also unveiled Facebook Dating, a new feature that allows users to find dates and matches based on common interests. In the keynote, Zuckerberg has explained how Facebook is "privacy-focused'". It has spent large amounts of money and energy trying to address the issues and fix its reputation.

Feuer adds that Facebook could face billions in fines if it is found to have violated a consent decree with the Federal Trade Commission. Zuckerberg confessed the company's disbelief. Facebook introduced a dating service in 2018 and it hasn't taken off. Now he is promising a new kind of company that is all about privacy, with some dating features thrown in for fun. But Facebook still hasn't figured out how to make money off that behaviour. (They did not mention the Clear History tool, which has been delayed repeatedly since it was announced at F8 past year.) Here are some highlights. Facebook made a decision to roll out a fresh design of Facebook which they say is "faster" and "more immersive". This app will allow for certain features the web browser version has not yet supported-particularly, group calling. Gaming groups are getting a new chat feature. The model for this will probably likely be WhatsApp, a Facebook service that now gives messaging - messages that may be opened by the sender and the recipient and not by Facebook itself.

Instagram: Facebook's hipper, image-focused social network is adding a way to buy products directly through "creators," which include the verified brands and famous people on the platform. Testing starts next week for users in Canada!

Facebook's F8 conference is now underway, which means that Mark Zuckerberg's company will attempt to rebrand itself as new and improved following its absolute shitshow of a year in 2018.

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