Inspired by Pokemon Go, Facebook pushes augmented reality

The new AR platform started by Facebook lets developers create 3D objects which then interact with live video feeds, superimposing the created objects upon the real world.

Considering how aggressive Facebook has been in cloning Snapchat features, by adding selfie filters and the "Stories" format across its apps - this latest announcement may be a part of the social network's continued takedown strategy of the popular photo app.

Facebook is rolling out its augmented reality Camera Effects Platform today, the company announced at its F8 Developer Conference.

Facebook has pumped serious investment into virtual reality, most notably its $2 billion purchase of virtual reality technology company Oculus Rift in 2014.

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Overnight Facebok's annual developer event, F8 kicked off with a keynote from CEO and Founder Mark Zuckerberg.

There's not much to do once you're in Spaces, except chat with your friends and take phone calls from the real world-at least, right now. Will Facebook Spaces be the future of communication? The acquisition obviously meant that the company was working on something big as far as VR and AR were concerned. Launched on Oculus Rift, Spaces enables users to be placed virtually as a cartoon avatar in a space populated by up to four people. But, note that Zuckerberg is now talking mostly about things you see in the app - not things you'd see with AR glasses, which he says may come eventually. The social networking is all set launch the new product so people can chat with another in the world of VR.

Technology gurus hold many different opinions about the true potentials of virtual/augmented reality (VR/AR). "According to Zuckerberg, Facebook Spaces is ".1%" of its VR plan, which he says will roll out in stages over the next decade. It worth mentioning that you can make use of this Facebook Spaces photos to post on your real worth feed.

He noted an array of things that could easily fill their roles virtually, such as game boards or television screens, with users being able to easily play or view without need for physical versions. You can change your eye color, hairstyle, facial features and more until your look fits your identity.

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