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The Meta account arrives, to access virtual reality

Meta is increasingly shifting attention towards the metaverso, a change not only in technology but also in terms of account management, privacy and more. For this he introduces the account Metaa new way to access the VR viewer that no longer requires a Facebook account.

The Meta account to access the VR viewers, without the need for the Facebook one

The Meta account allows access to VR devices and to view and manage purchased apps in one place. It is not a social profile, for that function i Meta Horizon profiles, evolution of those Oculus. That users can customize with their name and avatar.

This way who does not want to use Facebook and / or Instagram profiles in VR, may decide not to, as Zuckerberg explained on Facebook. But shared experiences remain for those who want, just add your Meta account in Accounts Center Facebook or Instagram accounts. This way you can follow friends and chat in VR too.

Privacy dell’account

And August 2022 newcomers to Meta virtual reality and those who have already merged their Oculus account with the Facebook one, will have to create a Meta account and a corresponding Meta Horizon profile. If you are already logged in on the device, you can keep it until January 1, 2023 before creating new accounts.

The Meta account will confirm information such as: the your name, email address, telephone number, payment information and date of birth.

Horizon profiles

Once you have provided all the information and created your account, you can create a Horizon profile. This will replace the Oculus profile. It will be a social profile for virtual reality, which you can use on the web. You can choose a username, profile picture, your avatar and more.

Furthermore, from August meta the model of the ‘Amici‘in that of’Follower‘, similar to what happens on Instagram. So you can be followed but not followed, and vice versa.

With this update you will also see several new features to manage privacy, with the possibility of setting why everyone, only the followers or only you see the activities. Accounts between the ages of 13, 3 and 17 will have their profiles automatically set as private.

Anyone wishing to learn more, find here all the official information.

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