F8 2016 Set for April 12-13

F8 2016, Facebook’s global developers’ conference, will be held Tuesday, April 12 through Wednesday, April 13 at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco.

F8 2016, Facebook’s global developers’ conference, will be held Tuesday, April 12 through Wednesday, April 13 at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco.

Facebook also announced seven new partners for its FbStart initiative, which is aimed at giving a boost to mobile application startups, bringing the total to more than 30 partners. The new partners are:

Product manager Alyssa Levitz said in a developer blog post that the FbStart community now includes more than 7,200 startups from over 130 countries, with 70 percent of them from outside of the U.S.

And the social network introduced a new version of its share sheet for iOS, with Levitz writing:

Today, we’re starting to roll out a new version of the share sheet to iOS apps that use the iOS share extension. It includes a clearer preview of the content you’re sharing on Facebook, a more prominent way to control who can see your post and new ways to tag friends or add feelings to a post.

Since F8, we’ve been testing versions of the share sheet to incorporate feedback from people and developers. We learned that people want a simple experience that takes them directly to the composer after they click “Share,” shows a clear preview of what they’re sharing and allows them to complete the share quickly in just a few steps.

NewiOSShareSheet

Readers: Yes, we know, it’s six months away, but what new products do you think Facebook will unveil at F8 2016?