Today at Facebook’s Connect 2021 conference, CEO Mark Zuckerberg introduced Meta, a new name for the leading global social network company Facebook.
It’s new name brings together its apps and technologies under one new company brand. According to Zuckerberg, Meta’s focus will be to bring the metaverse to life and help people connect, find communities and grow businesses.
Facebook has rebranded partly to align with its new focus in the Metaverse world.
In a statement Facebook indicated that metaverse will feel like a hybrid of today’s online social experiences, sometimes expanded into three dimensions or projected into the physical world. It will let you share immersive experiences with other people even when you can’t be together — and do things together you couldn’t do in the physical world. Zuckerberg shared more about this vision in a founder’s letter.
“I’m proud of what we’ve built so far, and I’m excited about what comes next — as we move beyond what’s possible today, beyond the constraints of screens, beyond the limits of distance and physics, and towards a future where everyone can be present with each other, create new opportunities and experience new things. It is a future that is beyond any one company and that will be made by all of us.” said Mark Zuckerberg. He went to say
“Right now, our brand is so tightly linked to one product that it can’t possibly represent everything that we’re doing today, let alone in the future. Over time, I hope that we are seen as a metaverse company, and I want to anchor our work and identity on what we’re building toward.” – Mark Zuckerberg
Alongside its vision for the metaverse, Mark Zuckerberg also shared more about the progress the company is making.