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Facebook unveils innovations for Tokyo Olympics

24 July 2021
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Facebook unveils innovations for Tokyo Olympics

Facebook updates for the Olympics

Facebook has unveiled Tokyo Olympics-inspired changes to its social networking sites, the company said in a statement on its website on Friday. It said in a statement published on the company's website on Friday.

An information hub has been launched on Facebook's platform. It will be used to share videos and photos of competition highlights, reviews of athletes' performances, expert assessments, explanatory material and historical references.

The social network Instagram has made it possible to use augmented reality technology to try and replicate the movements of one of the Olympic mascots. WhatsApp messenger has launched a chatbot that will notify subscribers of competition schedules, as well as provide updates on the latest news and keep a table of medal standings.

Earlier, the Emperor of Japan declared the Tokyo Summer Olympics open. The opening ceremony of the 21st Summer Olympics is being held at the National Stadium in Tokyo without spectators due to the pandemic.

It is worth mentioning that the Olympics in Tokyo was to take place in the summer of 2020, but a decision was made to postpone the Olympics due to the pandemic. Also, the current Olympics will end on 8 August. For safety reasons, it has been decided to hold the Olympics without spectators in the stands.

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