Just yesterday Meta announced the launch of the account Meta and gods Profile Meta Horizonwhich will need to be used for access the virtual reality system (VR) of the company. In a nutshell, these will gradually replace users’ social accounts as login credentials. Therefore, all users – old or new – will need to register and obtain a Meta account to access the metaverse. Let’s go and see how to do it.
Meta Account: Users will now access the metaverse
Until recently, users in possession of Meta’s VR devices had to do nothing but use their own personal social accounts to access the metaverse. Apparently, however, this system has raised many complaints and concerns about user privacy, so much so that the company has to change the access method. Now, in fact, Meta is slowly introducing Meta accounts and Profile Meta Horizon to allow users to use VR devices. Despite this, the company has stated that it is still allowed to use account Facebook e Instagram to create a Meta account.
“If you use a Facebook or Instagram account to create your Meta account – reads the company’s official blog – both that social media account and your Meta account will be added to the same Accounts Center, allowing you to unlock connected experiences how to find Instagram followers to play with in VR and use Messenger in VR “. Conversely, “if you create your Meta account using an email address, you will be asked to provide your name and date of birth. Sharing your age helps us deliver the right experiences for the right age group. You must be at least 13 years old (or 14 years or older in Spain and South Korea) to create a Meta account “.
Finally, “Once you have finished creating your Meta account, it will be time to set up your Meta Horizon profile. You will be able to select a display name and a unique username. And you can also add a profile picture “. In any case, although the company is encouraging users to log in via the new account, those who use un login Oculus they will be able to continue to do so until January 1, 2023. Furthermore, although it is not necessary to connect social profiles managed by Meta, the company still presents it as a valid option. Apparently, this will allow users to experience more metaverse experiences, such as livestream sharing, messaging and faster follower search.
As for privacy, however, users will have three options for the Meta account: “Open to all“, “Friends and family” e “Solo“. But “if you choose to skip selecting the privacy options, Friends and family will be selected by default”. With the ability to change the setting later. Additionally, users will also have the option to set their own Horizon profile as private. In this case, you will be “asked to review and approve follower requests”. As for the minors between 13 and 17 years old, the accounts will be set as private by default. In short, a functional and safe system, for the moment only valid for access to the metaverse. And it does not mean that it will always be like this.