By Salim Yunusa

Facebook has changed its name to Meta, the social media giant announced at its annual conference on augmented reality and virtual reality technology Thursday.



He said the decision to rename Facebook was made to “reflect who we are” and what we hope to build,” referring to the company’s plans to focus on the “metaverse.”


A blue infinity symbol-like logo accompanied the new name.


Facebook Inc. also owns Instagram and WhatsApp, among other mobile apps.


The Verge first reported on a possible rebranding earlier this month, building speculation the social media giant could announce its new name at today’s event.


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