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Mark Zuckerberg unveils company rebrand ‘Meta’


From the familiar big blue-and-white letter F to a slightly askew, infinity-shaped symbol representing Facebook and its other apps, such as Instagram, Messanger, and WhatsApp

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Friday morning (PHT) the company’s rebrand to Meta, reflecting its growing focus on the metaverse.

“From now on, we’re going to be the metaverse first, not Facebook first,” Zuckerberg said at the company’s annual Connect conference Thursday. “Our brand is so tightly linked to one product that it can’t possibly represent everything we’re doing today, let alone the future.”

Similar to the structure of Alphabet, the parent company of Google, Facebook and all of its apps will be under Meta and will not change its corporate structure. It will, however, change its trade under the symbol MVRS.

The move highlighted how Zuckerberg plans to refocus his Silicon Valley company on what he sees as the next digital frontier, which is the unification of disparate digital worlds into something called the metaverse. Renaming Facebook may also help distance the company from the social networking controversies it is facing, including how it is used to spread hate speech and misinformation.

The Verge first earlier reported the rebranding, which will focus more on its “ambition to be known for more than social media and all the ills that entail.”

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Will this concept of virtual world Meta is offering worth diving into? Only time can tell.

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