After much speculation, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently confirmed the company has changed its name to Meta.
Zuckerberg told attendees at the company’s annual Connect conference on October 28: “Over time, I hope that we are seen as a metaverse company, and I want to anchor our work and identity on what we’re building towards.”
As the parent company has acquired a number of Facebook’s competitors over the years, including Instagram and WhatsApp, it makes sense to have an umbrella company with its own identity. A shiny new name and logo marks a shift away from Meta being associated with its original and singular product, Facebook.
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