What is Meta? Commentary on the relevance and differences with Facebook


When using SNS (social media), we hear the keyword “Meta”.

In conclusion, Meta is the new name that Facebook changed its company name.

In this article, we will introduce Meta in an easy-to-understand manner, including its relationship with Facebook and its differences.

What is Meta

Meta is Facebook’s new company name. The origin of the name is “metaverse,” which represents the virtual world.

Metaverse is a general term for technologies that realize immersive experiences and associated communication through technologies such as virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR).


Virtual reality (VR) is an image of jumping into a virtual space/world. Wear goggles and a headset to enjoy an artificially created virtual world and realistic communication in it.

Augmented reality (AR) is an image that projects a virtual artificial object into the real world through a camera or the like. Effects filters for Pokemon GO and SNS. Eyewear for AR has also appeared.

The company name “Facebook” used to represent one service of the global social network “Facebook”.

However, in anticipation of expanding into various businesses centered on the Metaverse in the future, the company name was changed in order to make it a more suitable name for the business that Facebook will develop in the future.

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Relationship and difference between Meta and Facebook

Here again, let’s organize and introduce the relationship between Meta and Facebook, and the relationship with Facebook-related apps so far.

Facebook changed its name to Meta

As introduced earlier, “Facebook” changed its name to Meta.

The name of Facebook, which is SNS, remains the same. Operating company becomes Meta

The name of the world’s largest SNS “Facebook” operated by Facebook remains the same. Due to this company name change, the operating company will change from “Facebook” to “Meta”.

The names of former Facebook family apps such as Instagram and WhatsApp remain the same, but the operating company becomes Meta

The names of globally popular apps such as “Instagram” and “WhatsApp”, which were originally operated by Facebook, have not changed.

However, the operating company will change from “Facebook” to “Meta”.

Future activities of Meta (formerly Facebook)

In the future, we will operate popular SNS such as Instagram and Facebook, as well as build a platform that allows the next-generation “mixed reality” experience using virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). You can see the attitude of focusing on “Metaverse”, such as announcing that it will invest in cultivating creators.

Meta’s activities and information related to the Metaverse are published on meta.com , so let’s check it out as well.


I introduced “Meta”, which Facebook changed its company name.

In the future, there may come a world (or a world that fuses together) where multiple worlds, such as augmented reality and virtual reality, come and go in addition to the real world.

Our place will change, and communication will change as well, so let’s continue to check information on Meta, which will bring the Metaverse to life.