MARK Zuckerberg’s new Oculus VR headset now offers the ability to create a new type of account.
Owners of the Meta Quest Pro VR headsets now can change their virtual accounts from Facebook to Meta.
Why do you need to change your Oculus Quest account from Facebook to Meta?
The VR headsets gives the ability to whoever is using them to immerse themselves in a new virtual world.
But in order to do that, users need to create an online profile.
Before the current changes, the only choice given was through the user’s Facebook profile.
Having an Oculus Quest account made with Facebook has its negatives.
For example, if you lose your account or its gets banned, you would lose your Quest account as well.
This is why in August 2022 Meta Quest introduced their Meta accounts.
How to create a Meta account
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Creating an account with Meta is fairly easy and straightforward.
The essential things needed are an email address and the Oculus app on your mobile device, which is available both on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
You will also need to fill in your name and age, as the platform will offer you recommendations based on your age.
In order to create an account, you will need to be at least 13 years old or older.
After you are done filling in your details, you will then have to create a Meta Horizon Profile.
This is where you could customize your username and display name, as well as put a profile picture if you like.
You could edit your account privacy and choose whatever suits your best.
You could choose from being Open to Everyone, Friends and Family, and Solo.
Then, you will be asked to confirm your decision.
Users who are 13-17 years old will have their accounts set to private automatically.
How to link Oculus Quest to Meta account
If you already have an Oculus Quest account created before having the option to choose a Meta account, the process will be a bit different.
You will still need to create a profile with Meta and Meta Horizon, but after that, you will need to visit Meta’s Web setup website on your desktop or mobile.
Doing so will ensure that all of your progress and purchases are still there.
You will have to option to keep your Facebook account as a Meta profile or remove it and use email instead.
Even if you choose to remove your Facebook account, things such as progress and purchased content will still remain in your account.