Facebook the company changes its name to Meta

Rumors have been around for a while that Facebook, the social networking giant, planned a major rebranding. Starting with his name. And indeed, these rumors turned out to be correct, because today the company confirmed these plans.

Facebook is now known as Meta .

Welcome to the Metavers, you could say. And in fact, the non-Facebook sees this shift. Today, during its announcement, Meta, before Facebook, says the new shift is a “social technology company”. In fact, this is a new corporate brand under which all of Meta’s services will exist. So here is Facebook, the social network and messenger, the messaging service, and Instagram, the photo and video sharing network, will now exist.

Everything under the umbrella of Meta. From today’s announcement:

The metaverse will feel like a mix of today’s online social experiences, sometimes expanded in three dimensions or projected into the physical world. It enables you to share immersive experiences with other people, even when you can’t be together – and do things together that you couldn’t do in the physical world. It is the next evolution in a long line of social technologies and opens a new chapter for our company.

So forward Facebook the company is now known as Meta. In the meantime, Facebook the social network will continue to exist as it is, next to it Instagram, WhatsApp, Oculus and more.

According to Mark Zuckerberg, this change in company name is not so much a division change as it is a forward-looking change to show just how big the company’s goals really are. “Facebook“Sure fits the social network, but Meta is about getting much, much bigger. It should not only encompass what the company is now offering, but also what is still in the works.

Zuckerberg says that in the future it will be a “Metaverse First”, not “Facebook First.”

What do you think of the change?

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