In the middle of a crisis, Facebook Inc. renames itself Meta

A Facebook employee take a selfie in front the company's new name and logo outside its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021, after announcing that it is changing its name to Meta Platforms Inc. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Seen on the screen of a device in Sausalito, Calif., Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announces their new name, Meta, during a virtual event on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021. Zuckerberg talked up his latest passion -- creating a virtual reality "metaverse" for business, entertainment and meaningful social interactions. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

OAKLAND, Calif. — Like many companies in trouble before it, Facebook is changing its name and logo.