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Meta removing Facebook login requirement for Quest headsets by next year

Enlarge / By next year, you won’t need a Facebook account to log in to your Quest headset.

Last year, Facebook started requiring new Oculus Quest users to log in with their personal Facebook accounts rather than a separate Oculus account. Now, in the face of customer backlash and amid Facebook’s metaverse-focused rebranding as Meta, the company says it is “working on” options for Quest users to avoid that login requirement starting next year.

“As we’ve focused more on work, and as we’ve heard feedback from the VR community more broadly, we’re working on new ways to log in to Quest that won’t require a Facebook account, landing sometime next year.” Andrew Bosworth wrote in a Facebook post following yesterday’s Connect keynote. “This is one of our highest priority areas of work internally.”

“I know this is a big deal for a lot of people,” CEO Mark Zuckerberg said during yesterday’s Connect keynote when talking about the coming login change. “Not everyone wants their social media profile linked to all these other experiences. I get that, especially as the metaverse expands. I’ll share more about that later.”

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