Metaverse VR headset will no users will not need a Facebook account to log into Quest
Meta is changing the way people log into their VR headsets without using their Facebook credentials, which did not go down well with people last year. The company is introducing Meta accounts for all of its VR hardware products going forward. This will give everyone more choice about how you show up in the metaverse. All users will have to create their new accounts.
Facebook and its login credentials have remained at the center of the Meta suite of software for all users as they come on board to engage with the ecosystem. However, in a follow-up tweet, Meta Quest clarified that if you previously merged your Facebook and Oculus accounts, you’ll have the choice to remove Facebook altogether as part of the Meta account setup process. The social media company will begin the rollout of Meta accounts in August 2022.
Metaverse VR headset will no users will not need a Facebook account:
In a Facebook post, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that users will not need a Facebook account to log into Quest starting next month. So, for all practical purposes, get ready to say goodbye to Facebook logins. The account itself will merely be a way to manage your purchased games and apps, and in the words of Meta itself, that can be used with virtual reality headsets instead to give users a choice on how to show up in the metaverse.
The metaverse involves an assortment of virtual worlds that can be accessed by VR and AR technologies. Coinciding with the switch, Meta will also introduce new Meta Horizon profiles that will essentially be people’s social VR identity. Meta Horizon profiles will represent the users’ social presence in virtual reality, with associated virtual reality user names and VR avatars. Users can choose to link their Meta account to Facebook and Instagram if they wish to, but unlike how it works with Facebook and Instagram, one user will be allowed to have multiple Meta accounts.
In Meta Horizon, your Oculus friends will become your followers. You can choose whether to share your active status and activity updates. Existing Oculus friends will automatically become followers, and you will automatically follow them back when this change happens. These profiles offer three privacy options: Open to Everyone, Friends and Family, and Solo. People between the ages of 13 and 17 will have their Meta Horizon profiles set to private by default.
Meta Quest simply said that all of this information can be found in the terms and services. Current Quest VR users will need to select a privacy setting in order to continue using their headsets. The company is working on incorporating into its next-generation Quest headset, far better graphics, and eye-tracking capabilities. It will also have better exterior cameras for AR functions. Meta is betting big on the metaverse as the future of society, and the introduction of a new account structure is another step in that direction.