After cancel its F8 developer conference because of the coronavirus outbreak again in February, Facebook has now announced that it will no longer host native events as an alternative.
Instead, the social networking large is planning on doing a sequence of updates all year long with the primary one going down quickly, although the corporate has but to offer an actual date.
Facebook offered extra particulars on the way it will attain builders and clients with information and product bulletins in a press release, saying:
“Because we will not come collectively in particular person for F8 this yr, Mark Zuckerberg and different Facebook leaders will do a sequence of updates all year long to share what we’re engaged on to assist individuals join, in addition to updates to our developer merchandise, the place relevant.”
Large-scale physical events
Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg additionally introduced that the corporate would require most of its staff to work from home through no less than the tip of May.
In addition to having its staff proceed to work remotely, the corporate can also be cancelling all the large-scale physical events it had deliberate with 50 or extra individuals through June 2021. Zuckerberg defined the corporate’s reasoning behind this determination in a post on the social network, saying:
“Even past this next interval, steerage from well-being experts is that it will not be advisable to have massive teams of individuals get collectively for some time. Given this, we’re cancelling any massive physical events we had deliberate with 50 or extra individuals through June 2021. Some of these we are going to maintain as digital events as an alternative and we’ll share extra particulars on that quickly. Similarly, we’re extending our coverage of no enterprise journey through no less than June of this yr as nicely.”
Other tech companies together with Microsoft now plan to hold their events just about and it now appears to be like like Facebook goes to take an analogous strategy no less than for the foreseeable future.