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Facebook announces changing parent company name to ‘Meta’

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday announced the parent company's name is being changed to "Meta" to represent a future beyond just its troubled social network. "We've learned a lot from struggling with social issues and living under closed platforms, and now it is time to take everything that we've learned and help build the…

A sign with a new logo and the name ‘Meta’ is displayed in front of Facebook headquarters on October 28, 2021 in Menlo Park, California. A new name and logo were unveiled at Facebook headquarters after a much anticipated name change for the social media platform. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday announced the parent company’s name is being changed to “Meta” to represent a future beyond just its troubled social network.

“We’ve learned a lot from struggling with social issues and living under closed platforms, and now it is time to take everything that we’ve learned and help build the next chapter,” Zuckerberg said during an annual developers conference.

“Our apps and their brands, they are not changing,” he added.

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