Facebook changes its name to Meta in major rebrand.
Facebook on Thursday announced that it has changed its company name to Meta.
Facebook has been rebranded to Meta.
The rebrand, however, is for the Facebook company and not its products.
Products like Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp will continue to use their old names.
The name change, which was announced at the Facebook Connect augmented and virtual reality conference, reflects the company’s growing ambitions beyond social media.
The re-branding also comes after the company has dealt with a barrage of news reports over the past month stemming from whistleblower Frances Haugen’s trove of internal documents.