Facebook announced the dates of its next F8 developer event, which appears to be regularly held on an annual basis once again.
If you’ll recall, years ago, Facebook held F8 nearly each year, but then the conference disappeared for a while. 2016’s event will make it the third year in a row.
The first F8 was held in 2007, followed by events in 2008, and then 2010 and 2011. After taking 2012 and 2013 off, the event returned for dates in 2014 and 2015.
F8 2016 will take place in San Francisco (Fort Mason) on April 12 and 13.
Facebook’s Deborah Liu says, “The conference features new products and a glimpse into Facebook’s future. The two-day event will include a range of sessions with demo stations and the opportunity to speak with Facebook product experts.”
You can head over to fbf8.com to sign up for updates and streaming access to the event.
Past F8 events have unveiled such significant Facebook launches as the social graph, new profiles, Facebook Connect website integration, social plugins (like the Like button), Open Graph protocol, Graph API, the Facebook Audience Network, Anonymous Login, FbStart, and AppLinks, and more.
This year’s event included announcements about Messenger as a platform and for Messenger for business, a new Comments plugin, and 360-degree videos.