Facebook has changed its name to Meta.
The Precision NG reports that the new name had been hinted last week after a report from The Verge.
Chairman and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, who announced the new name on Thursday, said it is part of a major re-branding.
The change does not apply to its individual platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, only the parent company that owns them.
The move follows a series of negative stories about Facebook, based on documents leaked by Frances Haugen, an ex-employee.
Haugen had accused the company of putting “profits over safety”.
The rebranding happened amid criticisms from American lawmakers and regulators over its market power, its algorithmic decisions and the policing of abuses on its platforms.