(ANSA) – ROME, AUGUST 17 – Meta, the parent company of Facebook, expands its app for the Horizon Worlds metaverse in Spain and France. Horizon Worlds launched last year in the US and Canada and later in the UK for users over the age of 18, in February it had over 300,000 monthly users. It is the platform on which Meta is building the foundations of its metaverse, a way on which the company expects users to spend more time in the future for work or leisure. The announcement of the launch of the platform in Spain and France came from Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook profile with a photo of his avatar: “I hope to see people explore and build an immersive world and to bring this news to more countries”, he said. written in a message. Last April, the company said it is working on a web version of Horizon World, to allow people to experience virtual worlds without owning a virtual reality headset; it also added security features.
Since the change of name from Facebook to Meta in October 2021, the company has invested a lot of money in the construction of the metaverse in recent months so that – observes the specialized site TechCrunch – it recorded its first decline in revenue in the second quarter of 2022. (ANSA ).