Facebook cancels F8 due to Coronavirus concerns

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Facebook F8 Developers' Conference
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Facebook cancels it’s annual developer’s conference, F8 over Coronavirus concerns. The event was first scheduled for May 5th to May 6th.

This isn’t the first tech event that has been affected by Coronavirus. GSMA also canceled MWC 2020 due to Coronavirus fears, and it is likely to affect more in the coming time. Here’s the statement from Facebook:

“In light of the growing concerns around COVID-19, the in-person component of F8 will not be taking place this year. It’s a difficult decision, but we need to prioritize the health and safety of our developer community. We plan to replace the in-person F8 event with locally hosted events, videos, and live-streamed content.”

Instead, Facebook says that it will replace this year’s mega-event, F8 conference, with “locally hosted events, videos, and live-streamed content.” The event brings all Facebook communities from around the world to one page of F8, where new products and dev tools are announced for the future of Facebook. A keynote from the CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, highlights the achievements that Facebook has accomplished in recent years.

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