Online social media and social networking service Facebook is a product of American technological behemoth Meta Platforms. The name of Facebook, which was founded by Mark Zuckerberg in 2004 with other Harvard College students and flatmates Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes, comes from the face book directories that are frequently sent to students at American universities.
Facebook is a company in addition to being a social networking site. On May 18, 2012, Facebook held its first public offering and began trading on the Nasdaq stock market under the ticker FB. On October 28, 2021, the business changed its name to Meta. Facebook will begin trading under the symbol MVRS on December 1, 2021.