Facebook Meta has announced that it will not hold its F8 developer conference in 2022. The company pauses the conference as it focuses on new initiatives like a metaverse.
In a blog post, the tech giant announced the news. Diego Duarte Moreira pointed out, building the “next chapter of the internet, and the next chapter of our company too: building metaverse.”
Instead of holding an event this year, Meta will organize its Conversations, an “inaugural business messaging event,” on May 19.
Meta Is Focusing On New Initiatives Like Metaverse
Since 2019, the company hasn’t held a live F8 conference; due to Covid-19 in 2020 and 2021, the F8 was held online. Earlier in 2009, 2012, and 2013 also, Facebook skipped F8 conferences.
In a blog post, the Director of products and partnerships, Diego Duarte Moreira, said, “Similar to years past, we are taking a brief break in programming and will not hold F8 in 2022 while we gear up on new initiatives that are all tailored towards the next chapter of the internet and the next chapter of our company, too: building the metaverse.”
They mentioned about inaugural business messaging event, “Conversations,” set for May 19. Moreira says that communication in business is changing very fast, so there is a need for conferences dedicated to companies, developers, and partners.
At this event, Meta will share new product updates and a vision for business development. Moreover, executives, partners, and other leading global brands from Meta will discuss technical deep-dives and demonstrations about developers and businesses.
Matthew Idema says,
“Every week, more than 1 billion users connect with a business account across our messaging services, including WhatsApp, Messenger, and Instagram Direct – and we expect this number to continue growing as people look to have more convenient and personal conversations.”
Apart from Meta, other big tech companies like Google I/O on May 11, 12 are hosting events. Apple’s WWDC 2022 is set for June 6 to 10.