WorldFacebook changes its name to Meta

Facebook changes its name to Meta

Head of Facebook Inc. Mark Zuckerberg announced that the company will be renamed Meta. Zuckerberg announces changes at virtual conference

At the same time, the company’s social networks Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram will retain their names, he said.

Meta will merge its applications and technologies, including Whatsapp, Instagram, Facebook and the virtual reality section of Oculus, into a so-called metaverse, Zukreberg said.

“Meta will focus on shaping the metaverse and helping people communicate, find communities and expand entrepreneurship,” Facebook said in a statement.

The goal of the metaverse is reportedly to bring users together in new ways in the virtual world.

The new name will take effect on 28 October.

The name change comes amid criticism of Facebook from legislators and regulators for frequent abuse of the platform.

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