Meta decides to abandon the flagship Facebook F8 developer conference this year


Meta has announced that it will not be holding its flagship F8 Facebook Developer Conference this year as it prepares for new moves to the Metaverse.

Meta will instead host its “Inaugural Enterprise Messaging Event,” called Conversations, on May 19.



“As in years past, we are taking a brief break from programming and will not be hosting F8 in 2022 as we prepare for new initiatives that are all tailored to the next chapter of the internet, and the next chapter of our business. also: building the metaverse,” Meta said in a blog post Wednesday night.

“Similar to the early stages of the web, building the metaverse will be a collaborative effort every step of the way – with other companies, creators, and developers like you,” he added.

Following the inaugural Enterprise Messaging event on May 19, the company will host the “Connect” event later this year, “where we’ll share the latest on our VR, AR, and metaverse platform offerings.”

The Google I/O Developer Conference will take place on May 11-12 while Apple will hold its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC22) on June 6-10 and both will be live.

IFA 2022 is expected to be an in-person event in early September.

Meta said that “as in the early stages of the web, building the metaverse will be a collaborative effort every step of the way – with other companies, creators, and developers like you.”

(Only the title and image of this report may have been edited by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Dear reader,

Business Standard has always endeavored to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that matter to you and that have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your constant encouragement and feedback on how to improve our offering has only strengthened our resolve and commitment to these ideals. Even in these challenging times stemming from Covid-19, we remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative opinions and incisive commentary on relevant topical issues.
However, we have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more so that we can continue to bring you more great content. Our subscription model has received an encouraging response from many of you who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of bringing you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practice the journalism we are committed to.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

digital editor