Oculus Quest 2 update v43 has been confirmed to be removing the required Facebook login that was needed. It has been confirmed that Meta accounts will start replacing the mandator Facebook login requirements on the Oculus Quest 2 after the release of the Oculus Quest 2 update v43.
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The new Oculus Quest 2 v43 update has started rolling out worldwide, and with the new update, it finally rid the Oculus Quest’s necessary Facebook login requirements. This means all the personal data that is contained in your new Meta account will still be handled by more or less the same company.
The “Meta Quest build v43 release notes” blog post reveals that Meta Accounts will bring more changes to social interactions on the Oculus Quest 2, as detailed by community manager Oculus_RyanS. In addition to providing an alternative login method, Oculus profiles will switch to the new Meta Horizon profile, and friends will become followers. This update will also introduce the ‘Meta Quest Guide,’ which offers video tutorials on how to get the most out of the device and its features, making it much easier for new people to jump into VR.
If you were wondering, below are the Meta Quest build v43 release notes:
We’ll begin rolling out a new Meta account structure in August 2022 that gives people more flexibility and control in VR. You’ll no longer be required to log into your Meta VR devices with a Facebook account. This also means:
- We’re also evolving your Oculus profile to a new Meta Horizon profile, which you can customize as you see fit.
- Your “Friends” will now become “Followers,” similar to Instagram’s existing model.
- You’ll have the option to add your Facebook and/or Instagram account to the same Accounts Center as your Meta account, which unlocks connected experiences in VR.
- We’re rolling out new controls to help you more easily manage your privacy settings.
We are rolling out the Meta Quest Guide. Now users can: