Facebook Planning to Change Name for Rebrand
The name that has become so well known may soon be different.
Facebook, the social networking service company that started in 2004, could be called something else in the near future. The Verge reported that a source with direct knowledge of the matter relayed the potential name change of the company.
Reportedly, this rebranding is intended to reflect Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s intention to build a metaverse – a perceived virtual universe. Zuckerberg spoke earlier this year about transitioning the company from being primarily known as social media to becoming a metaverse of connected social apps.
The new structure of Facebook would parallel that of Google and its parent company Alphabet. In 2015, Google became a subsidiary of Alphabet. This parent company endowed Google with the capacity to become a technology conglomerate rather than remaining as a search engine.
The announcement that Facebook’s name could be changing led to a variety of tweets about the topic from the public.
We've received your request to change your name. However, due to our real names policy, you will first need to fax us a copy of your court order and new driver's license….
— Ina Fried (@inafried) October 20, 2021
If a company changes its name in the metaverse, can you still hear it undermining democracy?https://t.co/aJs1R17rF0
— Sue (a/k/a Dr.) Halpern (@suehalpernVT) October 20, 2021
??? this won’t save Facebook https://t.co/OzGRz7eGJS
— ❌Tyler Durden ? ❌ (@azrael2600) October 20, 2021
Rather than fix the problem that is killing young women and children who are being bullied @Facebook is simply going to change their name and re-brand.
Everything we put in this video is tragically true.pic.twitter.com/CdgJds84Ww
— Don Winslow (@donwinslow) October 20, 2021
A Facebook spokesperson has not yet commented on the potential name change. It is anticipated that Zuckerberg will discuss this topic at the company’s annual Connect conference on October 28th.