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Meta Ditches Mandatory Facebook Logins For New Options

New Meta Logins for Quest 2 users, and users may continue to use their Oculus login until January 1 2023

In July, Meta announced Meta Logins would replace Facebook logins for Quest 2 VR headset users. Now, Meta have fine tuned the system to make it potentially more palatable to those still outside their world.

Now users must create a Meta account using either their email address or Facebook account. The new login system allows users to individually determine whether Instagram and Facebook are integrated with their VR experience. Meta has also posted a YouTube video that walks users through setting up their new account.

Those new to Quest headsets will receive a code that allows them to pair their headset with the Oculus mobile app before creating their Meta account. Using a social media account to create a Meta account adds both accounts to an Account Center, allowing players to connect their social media and VR experiences through things like using Messenger in VR. Those who choose to sign up using an email address will need to provide their birth date and name.

Next, users will set up a Meta Horizon profile by selecting a username, display and privacy setting. Individuals 17 and under will have their profile set to private by default. The privacy setting can be changed at any time and applies to VR and the web. Then it’s simply a matter of creating an avatar and diving in.

Already logging in with Facebook?

Users who have already used their Facebook login for the Quest headset will be prompted to visit meta.com/websetup when using their headset. Then users will need to log in to Facebook to ensure they retain access to all past purchases with their new Meta account. Users can then create their Meta account, after which they’ll need to input a code shown on their VR device at meta.com/device.

Those still using their Oculus account to log in may continue to do so until January 1, 2023. At that date, Oculus account users will need to create a Meta account.

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Jack Brassell is a freelance journalist and aspiring novelist. Jack is a self-proclaimed nerd with a lifelong passion for storytelling. As an author, Jack writes mostly horror and young adult fantasy. Also an avid gamer, she works as the lead news editor at Hardcore Droid. When she isn't writing or playing games, she can often be found binge-watching Parks & Rec or The Office, proudly considering herself to be a cross between Leslie Knope and Pam Beasley.

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