How to change your Oculus Quest account from Facebook to Meta

MARK Zuckerberg’s new Oculus VR headset now offers the ability to create a new account type.

Meta Quest Pro VR headset owners can now switch their virtual accounts from Facebook to Meta.

Mark Zuckerberg demonstrates the use of a virtual reality headset.


Mark Zuckerberg demonstrates the use of a virtual reality headset.Photo credit: Getty – Contributor

Why do you need to change your Oculus Quest account from Facebook to Meta?

In October 2022, Facebook chairman and entrepreneur Mark Zuckerberg announced the Meta Quest Pro virtual reality headsets.

The VR headsets give everyone who uses them the opportunity to immerse themselves in a new virtual world.

However, this requires users to create an online profile.

Before the current changes, the only choice was through the user’s Facebook profile.

An Oculus Quest account created with Facebook has its downsides.

For example, if you lose your account or it gets suspended, you will also lose your Quest Account.

That’s why Meta Quest launched their Meta accounts in August 2022.

How to create a meta account

As mentioned above, you can create an account on Facebook, Instagram or Meta.

Creating an account at Meta is pretty easy and straightforward.

The essential things that are needed are an email address and the Oculus app on your mobile device, which is available on both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

You also need to enter your name and age as the platform will offer you recommendations based on your age.

To create an account, you must be 13 years of age or older.

After filling in your details, you need to create a Meta Horizon profile.

Here you can customize your username and display name, as well as include a profile picture if you wish.

You can edit your account privacy and choose what suits you best.

You can choose from Open to All, Friends and Family, and Solo.

You will then be asked to confirm your decision.

Users aged 13-17 are automatically set to private.

How to link Oculus Quest to a meta account

If you’ve already created an Oculus Quest account before you have the option to select a meta account, the process is slightly different.

You still need to create a profile with Meta and Meta Horizon, but after that you’ll need to visit Meta’s web setup website on your desktop or mobile.

Here you have to log in with your existing account Facebook or Instagram account.

This ensures that all your progress and purchases are still there.

You must choose to keep your Facebook account as a meta profile or remove it and use email instead.

Even if you remove your Facebook account, things like progress and purchased content will still remain in your account.

It is important to ensure that both your VR set and the Mobile Oculus app are up to date with their software updates.

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