Facebook CEO Zuckerberg Shares His Vision For AR, VR

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Much of what we do during our everyday lives feels so mundane we don't even try to share our experiences, he explained. Parts of the website may not work as expected without them. The conference will explore Facebook's new technology initiatives and products.

When Facebook first launched in 2004, the company's focus was connecting family and friends.

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. If you have an APP idea, you can apply for access from the Facebook Camera Effects website. "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", he said.

Zuckerberg also showed off a number of new ways users will be able to tweak their photos, for instance, adding sharks that appear to swim around a cereal bowl, literally livening up one's Facebook feed.

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A better way to find bots: Facebook Messenger has thousands of bots on its platform, but they are hard to find. AR Studio can be used to create masks, scripted effects, animated frames and other AR technologies that react to movement or interactions during live videos. The new AR Studio is bound to bring forth some exciting new applications and it will be very interesting to see what creative devs can come up with.

In short, they say they are "making the camera the first AR platform" and looking to fundamentally change the social media experience.

Zuckerberg said the new platform could be used as early stages technology to ideal smart glasses or contact lens technology that could be created in years to come.

For Facebook users with a VR headset, the social network introduced Facebook Spaces, a new virtual reality meeting space for Facebook contacts. These can also be discovered by other users in the Facebook camera.

Facebook spaces gives an insight into what VR has to offer.