The name “Facebook” will be no more after next week. Founder Mark Zuckerberg is reportedly rebranding Facebook to focus on building his “metaverse.”
According to The Verge, Zuckerberg will announce the new name change at the company’s annual Connect conference on October 28th, but he could announce it sooner.
Facebook’s familiar blue logo will also go the way of the dinosaurs.
Zuckerberg is reportedly rebranding Facebook to move beyond its core social media products like Instagram, WhatsApp, Oculus, and more.
Zuckerberg recently announced plans to hire 10,000 workers in Europe to transition the company from social media to “being a metaverse company.”
The 10,000 new employees will work on building hardware such as AR glasses that Zuckerberg believes will eventually be as popular as smartphones.
In July, Zuckerberg told The Verge that, over the next several years, “we will effectively transition from people seeing us as primarily being a social media company to being a metaverse company.”
The new Facebook company name is a closely-guarded secret, known only to a few Facebook executives.
Question: What do you think Facebook’s new name will be?