Meta is a social media and technology company headquartered in Menlo Park, California. The company was originally founded as Facebook, Inc. in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg and several of his college roommates while they were students at Harvard University. Over the years, Facebook has grown into one of the largest and most influential social media platforms in the world, with over 3 billion monthly active users across its various properties, including Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger.
In late 2021, Facebook announced that it was rebranding the company to Meta, reflecting its new focus on building the “metaverse” – a virtual reality space that would allow people to interact with each other and digital objects in new ways. Meta’s mission is to “connect the world” and make it easy for people to communicate, share information, and build communities online. The company is also investing heavily in artificial intelligence and other advanced technologies to improve its products and services and create new opportunities for its users.