Facebook developer conference

Hurry, it’s already started. You can catch the livestream, here.

I’m talking about F8. In case you’re wondering, Facebook holds an annual global conference for developers and entrepreneurs who build products around the social network. This year’s edition is going to run from today, April 12 till tomorrow, April 13, 2016.

Here’s the full schedule. All times are in West-African time (GMT+1)

April 12 (Day1)

5:00PM Keynote
7:00PM Messenger: Connecting People and Business
7:30PM Growing Your Business with Facebook Pages
8:00PM Onboarding and Account Management for Apps
9:00PM Creating value for News Publishers and Readers on Facebook
10:00PM Deeper Insights with Facebook Analytics for Apps

April 13 (Day 2)

5:00PM Keynote
7:00PM The Technology Behind 360 Video
8:00PM Optimising 360 Video for Oculus
9:00PM Leveraging Facebook as a Platform for eCommerce
9:30PM Building iOS Tooling at Facebook Scale

We know for certain that Facebook will launch Messenger Chatbot and Live Chat APIs. Everyone’s gone bot-crazy these days, and it’s not hard to see why. App usage rates are tanking and companies want to bring their services to the apps users are spending the most time in: messaging. There will also likely be talk about letting news publishers deliver content (and adverts) to users via Messenger.

Osarumen Osamuyi Author

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