Facebook has again managed to make it to the news highlights but not for the security leaks this time. It is for the first time in the history of Facebook that the Popular Social Media platform is in news and not for any controversy this time.
Then what is the news?
Okay, let’s not check your patience now. Here is the news “Facebook Planning To Change Name in the Facebooks’ upcoming event next week”.
Yeah!!! you heard that right. Facebook will no longer be “The Facebook” anymore. What does this mean? What may be the reason behind the epic change? Is it something that Facebook is doing to change its image? And what does Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO, have to say about it? Let’s have a look at all the aspects one by one.
Why Is Facebook Changing Its Name?
In an interview with The Verge Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg said “We will effectively transition from people seeing us as primarily being a social media company to being a metaverse company.” But, what does this metaverse mean? Was it the direct announcement of Facebook planning to change name?
Well, as the news was in the air the Facebook spokesperson came forward with the statement, “Facebook does not comment on rumor or speculation.” Many experts have been saying that the company has not denied the fact there might be two reasons for Facebook planning to change name. Either Facebook wants to create hype for the event that is planned to happen next Tuesday i.e on 26th October 2021. Or, the news is true and Facebook cannot deny the fact and the statement was given in an attempt to cover the information leak.
Well, whatever may be the reason the news will be crystal clear in the upcoming event scheduled on Tuesday.
Reason Why Is Facebook Planning To Change Name
Facebook launched in 2004, and within a few years of the release, the company has gained millions of followers. Right now, it is the most used social media platform of all time. Not, just this the company has overtaken many other social media platforms that were once considered a threat to the tech giant. Yeah, we are talking about WhatsApp and Instagram.
Does this mean that WhatsApp and Instagram will also be changed?
The best example we could quote here is the Google company “Alphabet”. When Alphabet was introduced to the Google Metaverse every other platform by google had Alphabet as their parent company.
Don’t confuse this Facebook name change with the Application name change. The Social Media applications will remain the same only the parent company of Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram will be changed to the new name.
What does Facebook Metaverse Mean?
The actual meaning of metaverse is the Virtual reality that allows the users to interact with the other users in the computer-generated environment. In an interview, the company has announced that a group of 10,000 experts will sit together in Europe and develop the new metaverse for user interaction. The company added that it is willing to bring new technology to people that none has experienced before.
The development of the Facebook metaverse and the changing of the parent company name by Facebook clearly tell us about the ambitious creators of the application. The change of the name is a clear indication that the company is on the path to creating something more than just social media applications. What are these plans? We have to wait for the official announcements to know this.
Is this Metaverse name change just a bluff to Hide something else?
You must have heard of the saying “Potatoes Gonna Potate” which means haters gonna hate. This is the statement that Facebook would like to give to the people who are speculating something fishy in the name change at the event next week.
However, you cannot deny the fact that it might be an attempt by the company to improve its image. Many Ex-Employees of the company have agreed to the fact that the board knows that Facebook is used as a means to spread hatred and violence but, no action has been taken yet.
Despite all the allegations and speculations against Facebook. The company has never accepted that its platform is causing harm to people.
The news of the Tech giant, Facebook planning to change name has created great hype for the next Facebook event. The CEO, Mark Zuckerberg is expected to announce the name change on the day. We hope that Facebook will tighten its guidelines with the change of name, to make the platform safer.
Well, whatever happens, on Tuesday will be updated in the article above. We would like to hear your views on the matter. You can comment in the comments section below.