facebook new name meta

Facebook made the expected announcement for its new name and officially announced that the company chose the name Meta, referring to its future built on the metaverse.

The long-awaited announcement has come, and Facebook has made the announcement about its new name. The founder of the company, Mark Zuckerberg, announced that Facebook and its affiliated companies have merged under a new umbrella company called Meta. Defending that the future of Facebook is in a virtual reality called the metaverse, Zuckerberg said that they chose the name Meta for this reason.

The leading company of social media, Facebook, was managing all the companies it bought after the original platform under the Facebook name. Facebook, which owns WhatsApp, Instagram, Messenger, and Oculus VR companies, has recently announced that it will establish an umbrella company. 

Just as Google gathered all its companies under Alphabet in the past years, Facebook was preparing to choose a new name for itself. The company, which has previously said that a new board of directors and project management will be chosen, has also given the signals that it will choose a name for the future. 

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facebook new name meta

Facebook Renamed Meta

Speaking during the promotional event held as of today, Mark Zuckerberg stated that the name of the umbrella company will be Meta . He also underlined that this word, which means “beyond”, constitutes the future of Facebook and all its companies. 

The name was inspired by the word Metaverse, which was coined to describe software known as “virtual universe”. These startups, defined as the Metaverse, offer virtual reality. E.g; A game called MANA creates a virtual universe and sells land on the planets located there. 

Zuckerberg, who argues that the technology of the future will be Metaverse, bought the virtual reality glasses manufacturer Oculus a long time ago. After this purchase, a Facebook presentation was developed that could be used in a virtual environment. Preparing to take these moves one step further, the CEO introduced Facebook’s new platform together with the new umbrella company.

Facebook Virtual Universe: Horizon

Speaking at the Facebook Connect 2021 event, Facebook’s founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, named the metaverse platform, which is also called the new form of the internet, Horizon.

The digital world with the physical world, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), which focuses to experience together with technologies HorizonHorizon HomeHorizon WorldsHorizon workrooms will consist of platforms like. NFTs (unique digital assets) will also take place in Facebook’s metaverse, where virtual goods will also be sold through the Horizon Marketplace. On the Horizon platform, there will be virtual universes (metaverses) for almost every aspect of social life such as games, sports, concerts, parties, and offices.

In short, Facebook will try to bring everything you may encounter in real life to the virtual world with its new platform called Horizon. Thus, you will be able to go to concerts or exhibitions without ever leaving your home.

Zuckerberg, who started his work earlier in order for all this effort to become a reality, recently announced that he would hire 10 thousand of people to work on the metaverse in Europe. It has become certain that all these recruits will now work on the Horizon platform. 

For now, there has been no explanation for the details of the Horizon platform. However, it is stated that a demo or video of this platform is likely to be published in the coming days.

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