Meta Won’t Hold its Facebook F8 Developers Conference in 2022
Facebook parent company Meta announced on Wednesday it won’t be holding its F8 developers conference for 2022.
“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,” said Diego Duarte Moreira, Director Products and Partnerships, Meta.
Moreira says like the early days of the internet, “building the metaverse will be a collaborative effort at every stage – with other companies, creators and developers like you.”
Instead, Meta says they will connect with developers at events throughout 2022, including the first-ever business messaging event, Conversations, set for May 19. “We also look forward to connecting with you at Connect later this year, where we’ll share the latest on our VR, AR, and metaverse platform offerings,” said Moreira.
Meta says with F8 not happening this year, developers can stay up to date by following its social media channels. The company did not mention COVID-19 as a reason for pausing F8 this year.
Last year, the F8 conference was held online-only on June 2, due to COVID-19.
Apple’s WWDC 2022 conference is set to take place on June 6, and will be online-only, again.