The update was first spotted last week on recent WhatsApp beta versions for Android and iOS devices.
WhatsApp, Instagram, Messenger, and other Facebook apps have started showing the company’s new ‘Meta’ branding on both Android and iOS devices. The update comes a week after Facebook announced that it is changing its company’s name to Meta.
The renaming is aimed at going beyond traditional social media and better reflecting the company’s ongoing investment towards an immersive experience called ‘metaverse’. Alongside Facebook, Microsoft and other tech companies are moving towards developing their own metaverse-focussed offerings.
The Menlo Park, California-based company, however, wants to gain the first mover’s advantage with its rebranding.
First spotted on recent WhatsApp beta versions for Android and iOS devices last week, the Meta branding has started to appear on the splash screens of the latest versions of WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook apps. The change comes as a result of the announcement that Facebook made last week to go with the Meta title.
It is unclear whether there are any changes coming to the Facebook apps as a result of the rebranding.