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Twitterati Imagine 'New' Facebook With Memes as Name Change Rumours Take Flight

Facebook's rebranding was welcomed with tones of hilarious reactions and memes. (Twitter image)

Facebook's rebranding was welcomed with tones of hilarious reactions and memes. (Twitter image)

Facebook's Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg is planning to talk about the decision to change the name at the company's annual Connect conference.

Is Facebook Inc going to change its name next week? The social media platform’s Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg is planning to talk about the decision to change the name at the company’s annual Connect conference on October 28, according to a report by The Verge. The renaming comes at a time Facebook is facing increasing criticisms over its business practices. According to the report, the rebranding will reflect Facebook’s focus on building a metaverse, which is an online world where people can use devices to move and communicate in a virtual environment.

The news of the social media giant’s rebranding was welcomed with tones of hilarious reactions and memes on social media.

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In a major internet ‘catastrophe’ of global proportions earlier this month, Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, all owned by the former, faced a major outage for the longest period of over 6 hours. In the statement put out by Facebook, it said that ‘our engineering teams have learned that configuration changes on the backbone routers that coordinate network traffic between our data centers caused issues that interrupted this communication.’

The statement said ‘we want to make clear at this time we believe the root cause of this outage was a faulty configuration change.’

This outage came at the heels of a Facebook employee Frances Haughen who recently shared a truckload of Facebook documents and she said how the social media giant knew its products were fueling hate and harming children’s mental health.

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first published:October 20, 2021, 16:53 IST