Previously, Facebook was still planning to change its company name to keep up with technological developments. As if not wanting to lose momentum, the company that focuses on providing social media services has officially changed its name to Meta.
Still, the ‘Facebook’ We Know
Previously, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was caught presenting the latest name for his company to be Meta at the Connect 2021 conference. At the conference, Facebook shared a lot of information about the metaverse that might be implemented soon.
The company, known as Facebook, has now officially made Meta the name of its newest company. And as you may know, all the brands under it will follow the new name.
In addition to the company name, Facebook, which is present as a social media service, will still be present as Facebook. Instagram, WhatsApp, including Facebook will continue to provide their services as usual. The company name is different, just like Google, which officially changed its name to Alphabet a few years ago.
Mark also officially announced the change in his company name in the following statement:
“This is a great time for us to be able to change and adapt the company name to encompass everything we do. To reflect who we are and what we will build in the future, I am proud to announce that our company is now called Meta.”
It was also reported Mark took the initiative to change the name of his company so as not to become a barrier in offering his services. Especially with the mention of the metaverse by him in the past, it further confirms the CEO of Facebook is serious.
The Meta name will emphasize continuous efforts and relentless innovation in virtual reality and augmented reality technologies. Mark looks very happy with the change in the company’s name because he is now getting closer to what he wants.
What do you think? Is this metaverse going to be a new trend in the future? Or will people not change their hearts and still prefer to use conventional social media in the future?