“Meta” is the new name for Facebook’s parent company, announced in late 2021. The name change reflects the company’s evolving focus on building the “metaverse,” a term that describes a virtual shared space where people can interact with each other in a variety of ways. 

The metaverse is still in the early stages of development. Still, it is envisioned as a fully immersive digital world where people can work, play, and socialize in various virtual environments. Meta’s vision for the metaverse includes virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies that allow users to interact with digital objects and each other in real-time. 

In addition to focusing on the metaverse, Meta will continue operating its existing products and services, including Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger. These platforms will be updated to support the company’s metaverse vision, with features such as VR and AR integrations and new ways for users to connect and engage with each other. 

Meta’s mission is to “bring the world closer together” and create new opportunities for people to connect and collaborate. While the metaverse is still in the early stages of development, Meta’s vision represents a significant shift in how people interact with technology and each other in the digital age. 

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