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- Meta, Facebook’s parent company, will no longer require Oculus/Meta Quest headsets to use a Facebook account.
- This rolls back a very controversial 2020 requirement.
- You will still need a Meta account, which will require lots of personal information.
The Meta Quest 2 — formerly known as the Oculus Quest 2 before Meta confusingly rebranded it — requires a Facebook account. If you buy one and don’t want to sign up for Facebook, it simply won’t work for you. This was a controversial move.
However, it looks like Meta and Mark Zuckerberg have finally realized how stupid this limitation is. Starting in August 2022, you will instead be able to sign up for a Meta account to access your Meta Quest headset (via The Verge). This will be different from a Facebook account and will not require any connection to the Facebook site.