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Title: Quest Headsets Will No Longer Require Facebook Account
Post by: Tbone on November 04, 2021, 03:37:40 pm
Oculus Quest VR headsets will no longer require a Facebook account.

Quote from: Zuck
As we’ve focused more on work, and frankly as we’ve heard your feedback more broadly, we’re working on making it so you can log in into Quest with an account other than your personal Facebook account. We’re starting to test support for work accounts soon, and we’re working on making a broader shift here, within the next year.

It's still unclear exactly when the change will happen and what it will be replaced with, but you can assume you'll probably still need some sort of "Meta" account. You'll just no longer be required to tie the account to a social media account like Facebook.

If you already have an Oculus account, you can get a Quest headset without fear of eventually needing to link a Facebook account to it (2023 WAS the deadline). If you don't have an Oculus account, however, currently a Facebook account is still needed to create a new one. This will eventually change - we're just not sure when.
Title: Re: Quest Headsets Will No Longer Require Facebook Account
Post by: Tbone on July 07, 2022, 03:17:21 pm
Finally an update! Starting next month this will roll out. Meta is sending an email stating the following:

A Facebook account is no longer required to use Meta VR devices. Instead, you’ll need to set up a Meta account, which lets you log into your VR devices and view and manage your purchased apps in one place. You can set up a Meta account using your email address or Facebook account, and as part of the process we’ll migrate your existing VR information (including apps, achievements, and friends) to this account.

While you will still need a Meta account, you'll no longer be required to tie a social media presence to it. It will hopefully act as more of a traditional gaming/business account versus the more public and social-facing Facebook account.
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