We also reported that Facebook had changed its company name. From now on, Meta Platforms Inc (or Meta for short) will bring together all the services of the community company, including Facebook.
The new name also came with a new logo, which inspired online trolls and is very similar to a symbol used by another company based on the latest developments. A German migraine app has almost precisely the same logo, and the developers took the opportunity to make a little joke.
The Newsenselab was developed by an M-sense, a migraine application whose icon strongly resembles the recently launched Meta logo.
The Berlin-based startup seeks help with treatment guidelines and advice for those suffering from migraines and headaches. Of course, they also noticed the similarity to which they responded on Twitter:
We are very honoured that @facebook felt inspired by the logo of our migraine app – maybe they’ll get inspired by our data privacy procedures as well 👀 🤓
#dataprivacy #meta #facebook pic.twitter.com/QY7cota36r
— M-sense Migräne (@msense_app) October 29, 2021
“It’s a great honor for us to be inspired by the logo of our migraine app – perhaps inspired by our privacy practices.”
In addition to being at the forefront of Facebook’s often truly questionable privacy practices, even founder Mark Zuckerberg himself was jokingly told that he could boldly download their migraine-developed app to alleviate any headaches caused by the company’s renaming.
Luckily for Mark, there is no litigation, and it is unlikely to be a case. The German company does not claim that the logo was stolen. They feel more honored to have been able to inspire the Meta logo.