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More than 4,000 developers from around the world were expected to attend the company's conference, which ends today. Also expect better games courtesy a technology called "SLAM" (simultaneous localization and mapping) that lays a 3-D grid over any object in front of the camera (it can incorporate real-world objects in AR) in front of you, turning it into a game board or a simple table. It owns Instagram, WhatsApp and virtual reality company Oculus.

"That you can access from the existing Facebook app's camera, theoretically opening the door for Facebook to host the next "Pokémon Go" phenomenon", he said. So if you want to take a dip in VR, you can download the beta version of the app the Oculus Store. Once that is done, you can hang out with your friends, draw in the air with a virtual marker and even pay a short visit to space or any other place (digitally).

Until the past year or so, it seemed like it would be at least another decade before augmented reality would have a chance to become a widely used technology, said Ficus Kirkpatrick, Facebook's director of engineering. AR studio is a tool that will enable the developers to create and develop what they want. That platform also has a strong mobile focus, which might be a welcome development for marketers more accustomed to building content and advertising around smartphones rather than advanced connected devices like a VR headset.

Facebook states that its Messenger Platform has more than 1.2 billion people, 100,000 developers and 100,000 monthly active bots, and 2 billion messages are sent between people and businesses on Messenger every month, so it's no wonder they're making major new add ons and improvements to their ever popular platform.

The platform will allow developers to design frames that can be added to a user's profile picture or photos and videos taken with the Facebook camera, which is available in the Messenger and main Facebook apps. For Facebook, though, "social VR" is part of a long-term plan to integrate the social network into every aspect of your waking life.

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Facebook enterprise businesses tool Workplace also added chat bots. The conference will explore Facebook's new technology initiatives and products.

Apps can use this data to create location-aware experiences that help people learn more about where they are so they can make informed decisions about where to go and what to do.

Facebook Messenger will now have a discovery tab.

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"Think about how numerous things you use don't actually need to be physical", Mark Zuckerberg Told Recode where he also talked about his broader AR vision, which includes AR glasses.

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