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.”
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