A source familiar with the situation told The Verge exclusively that Facebook plans to change the company’s name to better reflect its “metaverse” orientation.
The changes will be announced very soon, with CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaking at the conference on October 28th. At one time, Alphabet became the parent company of Google, YouTube and other areas. Zuckerberg’s new company will integrate Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Oculus and other products. This change is intended to help people see in the company not only a social network, but also directions of augmented and virtual reality, smart glasses and other products.
The company’s new name appears to be a closely guarded secret. The Verge notes the following: “The possible name could have something to do with the Horizon VR app that the company has been developing over the past few years. The app’s name was recently changed to Horizon Worlds shortly after Facebook showed off a workspace collaboration version called Horizon Workrooms. “