What is Metaverse? | Facebook changes its name from Facebook to “Meta”

What is Metaverse? | Facebook changes its name from Facebook to “Meta”

In the wake of another controversy, Facebook tech giant changed its name to Meta, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke about the company’s future in an extended report on October 19.

Facebook changes its name from Facebook to “Meta”

Meta will be the parent company of brands that were once under the umbrella of Facebook.
When Mark Zuckerberg announced that his company will abandon the Facebook name. Than “Meta” become the most popular word on the internet. And people are curious about the Meta and Metaverse.
According to the facebook CEO Mark Zukerberg company going to make a virtual world and now faceboook is no longer a social media platform only.
Facebook is going to be a company outside of social media.

Facebook name change

On 29 Oct 2021 Facebook changed its name to Meta, but the Facebook social networking app retained its name as it is.
Company also changed its logo. Which seems like Infinity Symbol.
The renaming of the company will not affect the names of the company ongoing apps like Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp. They all comes under the brand Meta.
The company has acquired Instagram and WhatsApp social media apps. Company is also working on various project such as video calling portal and virtual reality.
The reason company change its name Facebook to Meta is Metaverse.


Meta is used as a Prefix word. Which meaning is “occurring later than or in succession to”.  


Metaverse is word which is used to define a virtual world or virtual environment where you can connect yourself and theoretically do anything virtually. Metaverse become trending word after the name change of Facebook Company.
Metaverts represent an immersive, three-dimensional digital world that replicates or replaces reality.
“Meraverse” introduced in 1992 by Neil Stevenson’s sci-fi novel ‘Snow Crash’, The term refers to the convergence of physical, augmented, and virtual reality in a shared space over the Internet.
Metaverse is a science fiction concept. Which justify the Virtual World.  Metavers a completely immersive online area that looks like the real world, but is created on a computer.
According to Zuckerberg, metaverse will change the both Real and Virtual world.  Facebook is trying to create a set of extreme experiments related to science fiction – a world called “Metaverse”.
Metavers isn’t exist yet, but it could be the Internet’s next evolution. There is nothing legally defined as metaverts.

The name meta is derived from the word “Metaverse”, a future Internet concept that Zuckerberg will focus on.

What Mark Zuckerberg Said on Meta?

Mark Zuckerbergit said that  “It is time for us to adopt a new company brand to encompass everything that we do to reflect who we are and what we hope to build. I am proud to announce that starting today our company is now “Meta”. Our mission remains the same still about bringing people together. Our apps and their brands they’re not changing either and we are still the company that designs technology around people.”  This is the statement of Facebook CEO on Changing the Facebook name.
“Metaverse offers great opportunities for individual authors and artists, for individuals who want to work away from modern city centers and build their own homes; and for those living in areas with limited educational or recreational opportunities”  Zuckerberg said.

What is Facebook’s vision for the metaverse?

According to Zuckerberg, this allows users to buy digital or real goods, from virtual attendance at meetings or concerts, to communicate with friends.
Currently, the metaverses of the Facebook version are mostly theoretical. Zuckerberg once said that it takes 5-10 years to prepare for the public.
Facebook’s idea of metaverse has not materialized yet. But Facebook have great vision for the Metaverse.
Facebook wants to merge the real and digital world in real time. You can not feel that either it is real or virtual. You will experience the mixed reality.
Meta Project has also announced a new virtual reality headset called Cambria.

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