Fb simply introduced that it’s going to change its firm identify to Meta. The brand new identify comes with a brand new emblem, a blue M that appears type of like a pretzel, and now that emblem has changed the enduring thumbs-up Like icon on the firm’s international headquarters in Menlo Park.
Listed here are two extra photos of it, taken by The Verge’s personal Vjeran Pavic:
For comparability, right here’s what the outdated signal appeared like:
The brand new signal had been teased forward of its official reveal. At one level, it was lined in a canvas with the Like icon:
Hmm. The “Fb Signal” at 1 Hacker Means is roofed in a brief canvas/cowl which additionally exhibits . Earlier a small safety crew was placing up a barrier/cordon round it and guards are patrolling ♂️ (Word: didn’t see the duvet go up) $FB #Fb story @TheTerminal pic.twitter.com/NPUyBoH4v2
— Ed Ludlow (@EdLudlow) October 28, 2021
And a tweet Wednesday night captured artists portray the brand new emblem:
The brand new signal represents simply how huge of a shift the corporate is attempting to make with the change to Meta. “I used to check Classics, and the phrase ‘meta’ comes from the Greek phrase that means ‘past,’” Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg stated in a weblog submit. “For me, it symbolizes that there’s at all times extra to construct, and there may be at all times a subsequent chapter to the story.” The corporate additionally went into nice element concerning the new model on a devoted web site.
Fb’s campus was owned by Solar Microsystems, and the corporate flipped the outdated Solar signal round when it moved in. Despite the fact that the corporate has switched from the Like icon to the Meta one, that outdated Solar signal continues to be there. “The outdated signal stays as a reminder of what occurs if you take your eye off the ball,” Time wrote in a Fb profile from 2014. It appears Meta desires that reminder to remain in place.