Will ‘Meta’ Resolve Data and Privacy Issues with ‘Facebook’?

Abeerah Hashim  - Security Expert
Last updated: November 12, 2023
Read time: 10 minutes

As Facebook decides to rebrand as ‘Meta’ emphasizing on a virtual future, online data privacy gets even more important.


Facebook announced to change its parent company name to “Meta,” offering social media products including Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp, Instagram, Oculus, and others. With the new name, an innovative vision for the firm is revealed, focusing more on virtual technology, and aiming to bring people together without physical presence. However, the users’ online data and privacy is still a big issue due to the company’s checkered reputation for security breaches and data collection. Will Facebook becoming Meta resolve these issues? Find out the answer in this guide.

Facebook has been in the news lately for a peculiar reason – the decision to change its name. However, what seemed even more unusual is the newly announced name for Facebook – ‘Meta’ (that certainly reminisces all the ‘data’ disasters).

Since then, every internet user has remained stunned, confused, amused, or wondering what made it happen, why it happened, and what’s next. Indeed, given the popularity of Facebook as a brand for years, it seemed awkward to suddenly change the name.

Amidst all the chaos and speculations about the future of your data, we thought to help you find the answers to all your queries in one place. So, read along to know all about the tech giant’s journey from ‘TheFacebook’ to ‘Facebook’ to ‘Meta’ and beyond.

Facebook rebrands as ‘Meta’ – That’s the news

About a week ago, Facebook announced to change the name of its parent firm ‘Facebook Inc.’ Earlier, ‘Facebook’ was not only a social media platform but was also the primary holding firm behind the products Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp, Instagram, Oculus, and others.

Though it wasn’t previously a problem, the back-to-back issues with the ‘Facebook’ platform damaged the firm’s reputation. (We’ll talk about it in detail later.)