Facebook Changes Name To Meta
Written by broadstreet on October 29, 2021
Facebook rebrands, changes its name to Meta
Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg announced the social media giant will change the name of its holding company to Meta, to focus on building a metaverse.
The name change was announced at the Facebook Connect augmented and virtual reality conference on Thursday when Zuckerberg described his vision for the metaverse as “a digital world constructed on top of our own that includes virtual reality headgear and augmented reality.”
The re-branding follows a series of negative news reports about Facebook, based on documents leaked by an ex-employee and whistleblower, Frances Haugen.
The move is a nod to the metaverse, an immersive next-generation version of the internet that relies heavily on virtual reality technology. Instead of browsing or sending messages online, you could feel like you’re physically there, interacting with virtual versions of real people, places, and stores.