The Facebook Developers Conference (a.k.a F8) kicked off on Tuesday, Apr. 30 in San Jose, Calif. with a keynote from CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and people can watch it live in the player below. It’s also available on Facebook or on the Oculus App.
This is Facebook’s tenth F8 conference. It began in 2007 as an 8-hour hackathon (hence the name), but it’s since evolved into a 2-day event for developers, creators, and entrepreneurs who use the social media platform. The conference features deep-dive sessions, product demos, and more.
The Oculus Rift S and the Oculus Quest are both shipping on May 21 and they’re now available for pre-order, Zuckerberg announced during his keynote. The Rift S is an upgrade to Facebook’s flagship VR headset. It features improved optics and a higher resolution display. The Oculus Quest, meanwhile, is a standalone device powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset and 4GB of RAM. It comes in a 64GB version for $399 and a 128GB version for $499.
Zuckerberg also touted the platform’s new “privacy-focused vision” less than a week after Facebook executives said during an earnings release the company expects to pay as much as $5 billion to settle an ongoing FTC investigation into its privacy practices. He unveiled a dedicated desktop Facebook app along with an updated Messenger app. Both feature built-in encryption. He also announced an updated Facebook app with a cleaner look. It rolls out today.