It has been claimed that social media giant Facebook will make a significant change.
According to the news on The Verge, Facebook will change its name. Allegedly, Facebook, which also includes WhatsApp, Instagram and Oculus, wants to bring itself closer to the virtual universe.
According to the news, the name change could be announced next week. Facebook, WhatsApp Instagram and other companies Facebook Inc. operates under the company. In other words, the name of the governing body will change. Users will continue to access social media through facebook.com.
In a post-news statement, the company said it would not comment on the allegations and rumors.
Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, sees the future of social networks in the virtual universe. Zuckerberg has long been an advocate of this world. In fact, Facebook recently announced that it would create jobs for 10,000 people in the European Union. All of these pursuits will take place in the field of the metaverse (virtual universe).
The company had bought the virtual reality glasses manufacturer Oculus. It is also known that Facebook created a virtual universe called Horizon Worlds. This universe in development has not yet been published.
Roblox positions itself as a virtual universe. At the same time, the Fortnite game from Epic Games, which is on trial with Apple, is also considered in this context.
Google took a similar step in 2015. As is well known, Google was founded in the 1990s, but has added many companies over the years. Therefore, the name of the parent organization was changed to alphabet.