Facebook Announces New Approach For Its Network: ‘The Future Is Private’

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F8 2019 facebook developers conference

On the occasion of F8 2019, Mark Zuckerberg and his team announced important changes for Facebook and its ecosystem. We review the most important news, highlighting those updates that you will see soon on Facebook, Instagram and the proposals in Virtual Reality.

New Facebook Design

Facebook is about to implement a total redesign. In a change of strategy, this design will be centered on the groups and events, under a minimalist appearance. Now we will find shortcuts to the profile, notifications, events, and other popular features. You will see the Groups in different parts of the design.

Facebook redesign

A Change In Instagram

instagram online shopping mode

Facebook continues to reinforce its strategy of turning Instagram into your favorite site for online shopping. As announced today, more options will be added to make purchases within the app, which will focus on the creators. For example, you can directly buy the accessories used by your favorite artists.

new donation sticker on instagram

Another feature is that you can raise money for an NGO from the Stories, using a new donation sticker. Once the organization is chosen, the donation campaign can begin. At the moment, this feature is only available for the United States. As a bonus, new camera features will soon be added. For example, you will have a Create Mode for sharing the creative content, beyond the images or videos.

instagram creative mode

Rise Of New VR Helmets

The Facebook team announced that the pre-sale for its two new Virtual Reality helmets is already open. Some of its features include an all-in-one system, which offers all the performance and power of a PC. A solution designed for those users who want to enjoy the experience of virtual reality.

Oculus Rift S VR helmet

On the other hand, Oculus Rift S is a conventional virtual reality helmet, but with more features than the previous version of Oculus Rift. The two helmets are for sale for $399 and will be available in more than 20 countries as of May 21.

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