Prepare to listen to extra about Fb’s plans for its evolving AR and VR instruments, with the corporate penciling in October twenty eighth because the date for its annual Connect conference, which can be hosted nearly for the second 12 months operating.

Facebook Connect

Fb Join is the place the corporate has historically made massive bulletins regarding its AR and VR instruments. Final 12 months, Fb unveiled its Quest 2 VR headsets, whereas it additionally supplied extra element on its Project Aria AR wearables project. In 2019, Fb detailed its advances in hand tracking technology for extra immersive VR experiences, whereas it additionally shared the primary glimpses of its Horizon VR social world. 

You’ll be able to anticipate comparable this time round, with Fb near launching the primary iteration of its AR glasses (which it is now calling smart glasses, as they will not have full AR performance) whereas VR continues to see strong take-up, notably as individuals search various leisure choices amid ongoing COVID restrictions.

Anticipate, additionally, to see many references to the Metaverse, with Fb CEO Mark Zuckerberg lately asserting that Fb will ultimately turn into ‘a Metaverse company‘.What, precisely, meaning, no person is aware of for positive, however clearly, the idea of a digital world, the place you’ll be able to work together in an ever-increasing quantity of the way, holds robust enchantment for Zuck and Co.

Fb sees huge potential in AR and VR connection, with the corporate publishing a report in June which indicated that 75% of all enterprise homeowners can be using AR and VR know-how within the subsequent two years, whereas world spending on AR and VR is ready to rise 6x in the identical timeframe.

Facebook AR adoption report

Given this, the 2021 Join Convention may play host to some vital bulletins, aligned with this main shift, which can nicely find yourself impacting each side of Fb and Instagram utilization.

We’ll discover out quickly – Fb says that it will present extra info on the convention within the coming weeks.