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F8 2015: New Ways to Connect with the Facebook Family of Apps

By Deborah Liu, Head of Platform, Facebook

F8, our annual developer conference, kicked off this morning in San Francisco with more than 2,500 developers coming together to build the next generation of apps. In the last year, our developer community doubled in size, and there are now hundreds of thousands of developers working with Facebook around the world – with more than 70% outside the United States.

Mark Zuckerberg kicked off the morning keynote and highlighted three themes of F8 this year: Putting people first, giving people more options to connect through the Facebook family of apps, and previewing the future of sharing.

Today we announced more than 25 products and tools to help developers build, grow, and monetize mobile apps. Facebook provides connections between every mobile platform and a potential audience of 1.39 billion people, so developers can focus on doing what they do best — innovating.

For more details on all the products announced today, see our Developer Blog, or watch a replay of today’s keynote here:

Check back for the keynote on Day 2 with Facebook Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer and Oculus Chief Scientist Michael Abrash discussing the latest work from Connectivity Lab, Facebook AI Research, and Oculus and how these efforts are changing the future of communications and technology. Watch the livestream here.