Mark Zuckerberg believes that augmented reality will play an increasingly important role in creating new communities of users. All we know that the camera has already been the focus of so many applications on Facebook, but for the co-founder of the social network that’s just the beginning.

“We see the beginning of a new platform,” Zuckerberg said on stage at Facebook’s F8 event on Tuesday in San Jose, Calif., in front of a crowd of 4,000 developers. “We’re going to make the camera the first mainstream AR platform.”

The new platform has already launched a closed beta with basic functionality: effects vision and imaging. Soon it will be added option of making your own original content and ultimately users will have a choice of thousands of options. This is only the first step in the implementation of the new 10-year plan of Facebook.

“Today at our F8 developer conference, we’re making the camera the first augmented reality platform.

We all know where we want augmented reality to get: glasses or eventually contact lenses that look and feel normal, and let you overlay all kinds of information and digital content on the real world. But in the last couple of years, we’ve started to see primitive examples of AR on phones in the camera.

For those of you who have watched us roll out cameras across all our apps and have asked what we’re doing, that was act one. Now this is act two: giving developers the power to build all kinds of AR tools into the first augmented reality platform, the camera.

We’re all about extending the physical world online. When you become friends with someone or become part of a community on Facebook, your real relationships and physical communities become stronger. AR is going to help us mix the digital and the physical in new ways, and make our physical lives better. That’s why it’s so important, and this is just the beginning.” Says Zuckerberg.

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