Addis Ababa, October 29, 2021 (Walta) – Facebook announced that it has changed its company name to Meta.
The name change was announced at the Facebook Connect augmented and virtual reality conference.
The new name reflects the company’s growing ambitions beyond social media.
Facebook, now known as Meta, has adopted the new moniker, based on the sci-fi term metaverse, to describe its vision for working and playing in a virtual world.
“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,” Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg said.