Meta Announces Black History Month Events

Meta (Facebook) has announced a range of features to celebrate Black History Month across its apps and platforms, including themed stickers, dedicated programming and AR and VR experiences.

Meta’s main event of focus is will be the launch of its new ‘Metaverse Culture Series’, which will be hosted in Horizon Worlds and Workrooms, and will feature Black thought leaders and creators from across the US discussing their work and influences within these virtual environments.

Meta said: “In this immersive virtual reality experience, participants will create custom Worlds and explore ways to weave Black culture, heritage and creativity into the fabric of the Metaverse. The goal for this year-long series is to provide an accessible entry point into the future of technology for historically excluded, diverse communities.”

In addition to these events, Meta has launched a new Lift Black Voices hub, which will host exclusive content from various Black creators. Users on Facebook and Instagram will also be able to add themed stickers to their posts and Stories, while Instagram is also encouraging users to engage with the event via the #ShareBlackStories hashtag.