Last year, Meta announced that it was working on a system to allow accounts to move away from the need to log in to Facebook for new augmented reality-based headsets, three-dimensional avatars and other virtual devices. Quest owners have been patiently waiting since last October, and so far we don’t know when Mark Zuckerberg will reveal the most anticipated development leading up to Metaverse.
Zuckerberg said Quest users won’t need to log in through their Facebook profiles next year. And almost six months have passed, and Quest users are still looking forward to it. When one deletes his Facebook profile, or in another scenario, if the account is temporarily blocked due to company policy restrictions, the Quest user’s game library in Meta world will eventually become inaccessible, so basically removing the Facebook login requirement will grant users the ability to directly access the Meta world without being tied to a Facebook account. Recently, Meta CTO “Boz” revealed on Instagram that Meta remembered that they needed to release this update, and to that end, they are working on it. But, they don’t provide us with the exact time when this will happen as the process is still under development. According to Boz, the account structure needs to be changed with some transitions keeping data privacy in mind. Some obstacles continue to delay it. Meta wants to adopt a video game system to work well with binary accounts. So, Boz’s explanations suggest that the data transfer mechanism lets Meta lag. The data stored in your Oculus Quest 2 headsets saves all personal information including email address, real ID, friends names, game library, etc.
Additionally, video game consoles also store Facebook account details which help Meta to display content and advertisements related to user preferences. This data privacy is the main reason why it takes time to design a completely different account system. Thus, there could be legal issues in the background causing a delay in this process.
The new account system will allow Quest 2 buyers and future Quest 3 buyers to keep their data secure and limited to their Quest accounts, not Facebook. It is indeed a big challenge for Meta to design this new system. At this time, we cannot predict when or how Meta will make it available to Quest users.
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