Facebook changes its name to Meta, know the actual reason for it
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday announced that his company will be now known as Meta or Meta Platforms. The new platform brings together apps and technologies under one new company brand. But worry not, if you are a Facebook user this doesn’t change anything for you. The same is true for Instagram users and WhatsApp users. The websites and apps they use will continue to retain their old names.
The decision by Facebook to change its name to Meta reflects the company’s perceived growth opportunities beyond its namesake social-media platform.
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The company also unveiled a new sign at its headquarters in Menlo Park, California, on Thursday, replacing its thumbs-up “Like” logo with a blue infinity shape.
Announcing the new name, Zuckerberg said, “Today we are seen as a social media company, but in our DNA we are a company that builds technology to connect people, and the metaverse is the next frontier just like social networking was when we got started.”
“Our apps and their brands aren’t changing either. We’re still the company that designs technology around people,” Zuckerberg said.
Zuckerberg said the new name, coming from the Greek word for “beyond,” symbolized there was always more to build. He also said the new name reflects that over time, users will not need to use Facebook to use the company's other services.