Meta removed the Facebook login requirement for Quest headsets

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New features have been added to Meta’s virtual reality social network.

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A good thing for everyone who has or is considering purchasing the Meta Quest headset (formerly known as Oculus Quest). Because of this, Meta has decided to remove the need that customers utilize their Facebook passwords in order to access the virtual reality headsets.

Next month, Meta is launching a new account system for its virtual reality headsets that will allow users to log in and out of their devices (August 2022). You no longer need Facebook to log in to the greatest virtual reality headsets because of this.

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Don’t worry, you won’t be unable to use your headset or lose any of your applications as a result of this. You’ll have to create a new Meta account if you’ve been using your Quest headset with a Facebook account. You may continue to use your Oculus account until January 1, 2023, if you have one. To view the VR applications you’ve already bought, you’ll need to migrate from either Facebook or Oculus.

Using a Facebook login was the only method to access the Quest headsets until this, which was inconvenient. Untold numbers of users complained that they did not want their social media accounts tied up with the site in this way. Because of this, many individuals also decided not to get a Quest headset.

Last year, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that he would work on a login that was not tied to a user’s personal Facebook account. “Not everyone wants their social media profile tied to all these other experiences, and I understand that, particularly as the metaverse evolves,” he stated while discussing VR job applications.

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For some reason, a new Meta account is now required in order to play the Quest, which necessitates the entry of a slew of personal information, including name, address, email, and even a date of birth. This is not a social profile, but with Meta heading toward more metaverse surroundings, it does need you to establish a Meta Horizon profile..

“Other surfaces, including the web” will be supported through Meta’s Horizon profile, Meta’s social VR interface. It will include an avatar, the amount of followers it has, and other information. Horizon, unlike Facebook, allows you to use numerous Meta accounts to create various profiles. A means for individuals to retain numerous identities, such one for online gaming with buddies, says Meta(opens in new tab).

It is also possible to connect these accounts with Instagram or Facebook and use Meta’s App Sharing function to distribute applications across many devices.

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The business has renamed the Oculus Quest 2 headgear to Meta Quest and seems to be establishing an ecosystem for the Metaverse. This covers the Horizon social media accounts, as well as Meta’s opportunity to rebrand itself.

Next, take advantage of the Meta Quest Summer Sale to save money on some of the top Oculus 2 titles.

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