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I believe the metaverse is the next chapter for the internet and it's the next chapter for our company too, so I've been thinking a lot about what this means for our company and who we are as we embark on this journey. We're a company that focuses on connecting people. While most other tech companies focus on how people interact with technology, we focus on building technology so people can interact with each other.

One of the reasons I started Facebook was that, at the time, you could use the internet to find almost anything: information, news, movies, music, and shopping, except for the thing that matters most of all, people. Today we are seen as a social media company, but in our DNA, we are a company that builds technology to connect people.

The metaverse is the next frontier, just like social networking was when we got started. Facebook was born in a specific time and place, a college campus on the web. It was what we could build at the time to put people back into our experience of technology. But connecting people was always much bigger, from way earlier on.

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I remember sitting in middle school classes sketching in my notebook ideas that I wanted to code when I got home, and even though I didn't have the skill or technology to build it yet, it was always clear that the dream was to feel present with the people we cared about. Isn't that the ultimate promise of technology—to be together with anyone, to be able to teleport anywhere, and to create and experience anything?

Yet here we are in 2021 and our devices are still designed around apps, not people. The experiences we're allowed to build and use are more tightly controlled than ever, and high taxes on creative new ideas are stifling. This is not the way that we are meant to use technology. The metaverse gives us an opportunity to change that if we build it well.

It's going to take all of us, creators, developers, and companies of all sizes. Together, we can finally put people at the center of our technology and deliver an experience where we are present with each other. We can create a more open platform with more ways to discover experiences and more interoperability between them.

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And together, we can unlock a massively bigger creative economy. I know the internet story isn't straightforward. Every chapter means new voices and new ideas, and yes, there will be challenges and risks and disruption of established interests, but there will also be opportunities and benefits that we can't even imagine yet for connection for creation for learning and joy.

We'll all need to work together from the beginning to bring the best possible version of this future to life, a future where with just a pair of glasses you'll be able to step beyond the physical world and into the kinds of experiences that we have talked about today. I've been thinking a lot about our identity as we begin this next chapter.

Facebook is one of the most used products in the history of the world. Over time, I hope that we are seen as a metaverse company, and I want to anchor our work and our identity on what we are building towards. As we just announced, we are making a fundamental change to our company. We are now looking at and reporting on our business as two different segments: one for our family of apps and one for our work on future platforms.

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I am proud to announce that, starting today, our company is now meta. Our mission remains the same: to bring people together. Our apps and their brands aren't changing either, and we are still the company that designs technology around people, but now we have a new north star to help bring the metaverse to life and we have a new name that reflects the full breadth of what we do and the future that we want to help build.

From now on, we're going to be metaverse first, not Facebook first. That means that, over time, you won't need to use Facebook to use our other services. As our new brand starts showing up in our products, I hope that people come to know the Meta brand and the future that we stand for. I used to love studying classics, and the word meta comes from the Greek word meaning beyond.

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For me, it symbolizes that there is always more to build; there is always a next chapter to the story. And for us, that's a story that started in a dorm room and grew beyond anything we could imagine, into a family of apps that people use to find one another, to find their voice, to start businesses and communities and movements that have changed the world.

It's a future that is beyond any one company that will be built by all of us. We've built things that have brought people together in new ways. I am dedicating our energy to this more than any other company in the world, and if this is the future that you want to see, then I hope that you will join us because the future is going to be beyond anything we can

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