Today at Connect 2021, CEO Mark Zuckerberg introduced Meta, which brings together our apps and technologies under one new company brand. Meta’s focus will be to bring the metaverse to life and help people connect, find communities and grow businesses.
The 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. It’s the next evolution in a long line of social technologies, and it’s ushering in a new chapter for our company. Mark shared more about this vision in a founder’s letter.
Our annual Connect conference brings together augmented and virtual reality developers, content creators, marketers and others to celebrate the industry’s momentum and growth. This year’s virtual event explored what experiences in the metaverse could feel like over the next decade — from social connection, to entertainment, gaming, fitness, work, education and commerce. We also announced new tools to help people build for the metaverse, including Presence Platform, which will enable new mixed reality experiences on Quest 2, and a $150-million investment in immersive learning to train the next generation of creators.
You can watch the full Connect keynote and learn more about how the metaverse will unlock new opportunities at meta.com. You can also learn more about our work over the past several months to develop the Meta brand on our design blog. Read all our news in the posts below:
- Connect 2021: Our Vision for the Metaverse
- Horizon Home, the Future of Work, Presence Platform, and More
- Project Aria Update
- How VR Is Changing the Way We Collaborate and Get Things Done
- Gaming News
- ‘Blade & Sorcery: Nomad’ Is Coming to Oculus Quest
- Spark AR Roundup
- Spark AR Certification & Professional Course Preview
Our corporate structure is not changing, however, how we report on our financials will. Starting with our results for the fourth quarter of 2021, we plan to report on two operating segments: Family of Apps and Reality Labs. We also intend to start trading under the new stock ticker we have reserved, MVRS, on December 1. Today’s announcement does not affect how we use or share data.
Meta builds technologies that help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses. When Facebook launched in 2004, it changed the way people connect. Apps like Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp further empowered billions around the world. Now, Meta is moving beyond 2D screens toward immersive experiences like augmented and virtual reality to help build the next evolution in social technology.
As Facebook goes ‘Meta’, we ask what is a metaverse? The name change is to bring the company’s “apps and technologies under one new company brand”, it said in a statement. Since Facebook launched in 2004, the company has purchased social media apps Instagram and WhatsApp
Facebook has changed its name to Meta in an overhaul of the social media giant as it looks to create a “metaverse”. … But the rebrand also comes amid a string of controversies that have followed the company’s various ventures – particularly the main Facebook platform, Instagram and WhatsApp
Zuckerberg in his letter reveals that the term “Meta” has been derived from the Greek word that means “beyond”. He says that it symbolises that there is always more to build.