Mark Zuckerberg, the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of social media platform giant, Facebook has announced that his company will be now known as Meta or Meta Platforms on Thursday.
CEO Mark Zuckerberg while announcing the new name has said, “Today we are seen as a social media company, but in our DNA we are a company that builds technology to connect people, and the metaverse is the next frontier just like social networking was when we got started.”
The change of Facebook's name brings in a lot of questions about whether the majoe social media application would change for the users or not, and the answer is no. The social platform would remain the way it was for its users before Zuckerberg announced Meta and there will be no changes in how the app is used.
Similarly, the name change would not affect the other owned apps of Facebook including WhatsApp and Instagram and they will not have any “meta” in them.
Zukerberg also informed, "Our apps and their brands aren’t changing either. We’re still the company that designs technology around people."
Zuckerberg didn’t want Facebook to be known as just a social media giant company but he wants the firm to be known as a technology company with a lot of products and apps in its kit.
Zuckerberg says that the new platform will be even more broaden, its users will be able to do almost anything that they can imagine.
He also added that people can get together with friends as well as family, can work, learn, play, shop, create on the meta platform.
The CEO of the giant platform has also revealed his plans of including crypto and NFT into its platform and ensured that the privacy and security of users will be their utmost priority.
At present, the name of Facebook and its CEO doesn’t have a lot of social capital as there has been several allegations such as that Facebook has put profit ahead of social harm which potentially causes in the society and there are a number of whistleblowers who have come forward claiming flaws in the way Facebook works.