Mark Zuckerberg has officially announced that Facebook will be changing its name to “Meta.” Yes, you read that correctly… Facebook will be changing its name to “Meta,” meaning metaverse. “Starting today, our company is now Meta,” Mark Zuckerberg announced. Meta aligns the company in the direction of virtual reality, which they have been committed to for quite some time.
“Our mission remains the same… it’s still about bringing people together,” he explained. “But now we have a new North Star, to help bring the metaverse to life, and we have a new name that reflects the full breadth of what we do and the future that we want to help build.” the announcement of Meta as the rebrand was revealed right at the end of the conference.
Mark Zuckerberg said that the company will now be “metaverse-first, not facebook-first, meaning that users will not need a Facebook account to use their other services and products.
“Today, we’re seen as a social-media company, but in our DNA is building technology to connect people,” said Mark Zuckerberg.