Facebook Inc said on Thursday it would rebrand as Meta, a name change that comes as the company battles criticisms from lawmakers and regulators over its market power, its algorithmic decisions and the policing of abuses on its platforms.
Today we’re introducing Meta, which brings together our apps and technologies under a new company brand. Learn more about how we’re helping build the metaverse and other news from Connect. https://t.co/6s3GKjWq4S
— Facebook Newsroom (@fbnewsroom) October 28, 2021
The tech giant said the change would bring together its different apps and technologies under one new brand. It said it would not change its corporate structure.
“Meta is helping to build the metaverse, a place where we’ll play and connect in 3D. Welcome to the next chapter of social connection,” it said in a tweet.
The names of the apps that we build—Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp—will remain the same.
— Facebook (@Facebook) October 28, 2021