Facebook just announced that it will change the company name to Meta. The new name comes with a new logo, a blue M that looks like a pretzel, and now that logo has replaced the iconic thumbs-up Like icon at the company’s global headquarters in Menlo Park.
Here are two more images taken by Twitter users who found themselves in the area:
For comparison, here’s what the old sign looked like:
The new sign had been teased before its official revelation. At one point, it was covered with a canvas with the Like icon:
The new sign represents the great change that the company is trying to make with the move to Meta. “I used to study the classics and the word ‘meta’ comes from the Greek word for ‘beyond’,” said Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg in a blog post . “For me, it symbolizes that there is always more to build and there is always a next chapter in the story”. The company also delved into the new branding on a dedicated website .
The Facebook campus was owned by Sun Microsystems, and the company flipped the old sun sign when it moved. Even though the company has gone from the Like icon to that Meta icon, that old sun sign is still there.