Oculus Quest 2 and Quest users will be able to use Facebook Messenger without dropping out of a virtual reality world.
Platform owner Facebook announced that Messenger support for the pair of all-in-one VR headsets is rolling out right now. And it allows non-Quest users to send messages to those who have a Quest or Quest 2.
Using Messenger in VR is not as difficult as it sounds. To chat, users can type in VR, use pre-written call starters, or use the voice-to-text feature.
The other cool feature is that multiple Oculus Quest users in Messenger can easily create a game and start a game together. Switching between Facebook accounts makes it easy for other family members to play with their friends when they decide to jump into VR.
Facebook is keen to emphasize that the Messenger update is not about VR player communication, but a tool for broader interactions in and around virtual experiences.
“We also want to bring people together and make it easier than ever to join friends and family in VR. That means making it easier to find your friends and family in VR, “explained Facebook.”
Included in this update is the App Lab app, a new way for developers to share their latest ideas or ongoing projects with the Oculus community for testing. This makes it much easier for developers to get feedback, and users do not have to go through a complicated software loading process.
Update v25 is gradually rolling out. So some users can get it faster than others.
If you want to dip your toes into virtual reality, why not check out our selection of the best VR headphones you can buy right now.