Social media giant Facebook has decided it’s time for change — by changing its name. But before you think that you’ll have to log in to some different website, it’s only the name of the company that’s changing, not the name of the social media site.
Think of how Google operates, with a parent company Alphabet and the search engine service is called Google — along with all the other Google-owned services like Gmail and YouTube. There are other examples as well, like the photo-sharing and editing app Snapchat, owned and developed by Snap Inc.
Founder Mark Zuckerberg wants Facebook to be known for more than just its social media platform and wants to focus on building a “metaverse.” That’s a fancy word for the online universe the Big Tech founder sees in his company’s future. The new name hasn’t been revealed yet, but the internet definitely has some suggestions.