Some of The Upcoming Features on Facebook Announced at its 2018 Developer Conference




Facebook's annual F8 developer's conference is full of splashy product and new feature announcements.


Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other executives unveiled a variety of new products at the 2-day event, going to great lengths to show that the company still has a few tricks up its sleeves despite all the recent distractions they have gone through this year.

Here are some most important new products and features Facebook showed off at the conference:

Watch Party


New features on Facebook Announced at its 2018 Developer Conference
Watch Party F8


Mark Zuckerberg announced a new feature that lets users watch video while chatting with friends.

Showing off the new feature, he even poked fun at himself using his recent Congressional testimony in response to the Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal.

Let's say your friend is testifying in congress... you can laugh together, cry together. Some of my friends actually did this! Let's not do that again any time soon, " he said.

Instagram and WhatsApp are getting group video chat


Users can already video chat with multiple people on Facebook Messenger, but the company announced that Instagram and WhatsApp, both of which are owned by Facebook, are getting the feature too.

On Instagram, users will be able to minimize the video and continue video chatting while using Instagram simultaneously.

Facebook gets into dating



Facebook will be integrating a feature for online dating directly into its main social-networking app. the feature, called Dating Home, will be opt-in and accessible by clicking on a small heart icon in the top right of the Facebook app.


Users who choose to create a Facebook dating profile will be able to chat with potential matches based on events and groups both are interested in.

Lest you get the wrong idea, though, Zuckerberg says:  "This is going to be for building real long-term relationships, not just hookups.

Learn more about how the dating service will work here

Facebook to add upvotes and downvotes




Users will now be able to upvote and downvote comments on Facebook, impacting the order in which they appear under a post. Its feature user has been asking for and it appears the platform is finally adopting the Reddit-like feature.




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