It was reported earlier this month that Facebook will soon be renamed.Today, it officially becomes: The company behind the ubiquitous social network is Now called Meta.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in announcement The new name reflects the growing influence of “Meta Universe”, which he describes as “a sense of presence-as if you are with another person or in another place.”
“In the metaverse, you can do almost anything you can imagine—getting together with friends and family, working, studying, playing, shopping, creating—and completely new experiences that don’t fit our ideas. Computer or cell phone,” Zuckerberg wrote.
“In this future, you will be able to instantly transmit to the office in the form of a hologram, without commuting, at a concert with friends, or catch up in your parents’ living room. No matter where you are, this will open up more opportunities for you to live. Now. You will be able to spend more time on things that are important to you, reduce traffic time, and reduce your carbon footprint.”
Announcing @Meta — the new name of the Facebook company. Meta is helping to build Metaverse, a place where we will play and connect in 3D. Welcome to the next chapter of social connections. pic.twitter.com/ywSJPLsCoDOctober 28, 2021
Meta Universe “will not be created by a single company,” but a collaborative effort between creators and developers. He hopes to help “accelerate” through the development of technology, social platforms and other tools. Zuckerberg also talked about the need for privacy, security, open standards, and interoperability. Although this renamed Facebook will approach, he didn’t explain. What is less encouraging is that he also clearly pointed out the need to support cryptocurrencies and NFTs.
“From now on, we will prioritize Metaverse, not Facebook,” Zuckerberg continued. “This means that over time, you will no longer need a Facebook account to use our other services. As our new brands begin to appear in our products, I hope that people all over the world will learn about the Meta brand and The future we represent.”
Facebook clarified Twitter The names of the actual applications it operates, including Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp and even Facebook, will not change. In this sense, it seems similar to Google, which became Alphabet Inc. in 2015 but continues to operate under its older, more familiar subsidiary name.
Currently, Facebook is still Facebook, but you can take a closer look at the new Meta (understand?) Metanet.