Today, more than 4,000 people joined us at our annual developer F8 conference in San Jose, California.
I'm excited to share all of the products and features that Facebook is building to help developer and businesses grow and engage their audiences:
Camera Effects Platform: The Camera Effects Platform turns smartphone cameras into the first augmented reality (AR) platform, providing an opportunity for artists and developers to create effects for the Facebook camera. Included with this new platform are two creative tools, Frame Studio and AR Studio, which give the Facebook community the power to create a full spectrum of camera effects, from simple frames to interactive AR experiences. This platform empowers artists and developers to connect art with data to bring AR into everyday life through the Facebook camera. Today, we are putting the power of augmented reality in developers' hands.
Messenger Platform 2.0: A new suite of tools that gives you the ability to build better experiences in Messenger. Platform 2.0 highlights include:
Automated Insights for Facebook Analytics: Using advanced machine learning, Facebook Analytics now surfaces valuable insights to you automatically, helping you take action more quickly. With this new feature, we will surface insights in your dashboard, such as changes in purchase behavior over time or variations in engagement across people in different cities.
Identity: Facebook Login and Account Kit released product enhancements to help businesses better connect with people by expanding availability to more surfaces, offering more ways to verify information, and modernizing the Facebook Login buttons. We also introduced new solutions that help you maintain those connections, including a secure way to recover customer accounts by confirming their identity without the need to share personal information or passwords.
Developer Circles: Developer Circles is a community-driven program to share knowledge, collaborate, build new ideas, and learn about the latest technologies from Facebook and other industry leaders.
Facebook Games: Released new updates that help developers build and grow their games across mobile, desktop, and video platforms.
Places Graph: With free access to data on over 140 million places around the world, we created Search, Current Place, and Place Information endpoints. You can now find places relevant to your consumers and receive helpful information about each place. The Places Graph gives you free access to the same data that powers Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger. We've tied query limits to your user base and integrated with the Facebook SDK so it's easy to get started and scale quickly.
Graph API: A host of new features to enable you to build an even richer app experience, along with tools to make development easier, including:
Marketing API: Releasing v2.9 of the Marketing API with enhanced features for Ads Creation & Management, Dynamic Ads, and Targeting.
International Bug Support: Bug support is now available in multiple languages starting with Simplified Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. More languages coming soon.
The full keynote and all other sessions from F8 will be made available throughout the day to watch on VOD so make sure you continue to check back in to developers.facebook.com/videos.