Meta Platforms Inc (Meta), formerly Facebook Inc, is a provider of social networking, advertising, and business insight solutions. The company, through its virtual-reality vision, the metaverse, focuses on developing virtual environment that allows people to interact and connect with technology. Through its major products Facebook, Instagram, Oculus, Messenger, and WhatsApp, the company connects people with their friends, and families, and co-workers across the world, and helps them discover new products and services from local and global businesses. It enables people to share their opinions, ideas, photos and videos, and other activities through mobile devices and personal computers with audiences ranging from their closest friends to the public. Meta sells advertising placements for marketers to reach people based on various factors including age, gender, location, interests, and behaviour. The company has business presence across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia-Pacific. Meta is headquartered in Menlo Park, California, US.