The company is providing new methods of logging in after complaints around privacy arose regarding using personal social media accounts.
Meta Platforms Inc (NASDAQ:FB), formerly Facebook, has officially unveiled a new login system to access the metaverse through its Meta Quest virtual reality (VR) headsets.
Dubbed Meta accounts and Meta Horizon profiles, these new login systems will be rolled out globally on a gradual basis to provide more flexibility, control and privacy in the VR environment.
Meta is providing these new methods of logging in after privacy concerns arose regarding using personal social media accounts.
Users will no longer be required to access their headsets using Facebook accounts as the company is transitioning from being Facebook-first to metaverse-first in its approach.
However, the company is still allowing users to use Facebook and Instagram accounts to create a Meta account.
New login systemsThe new Meta account is not a social profile – instead, it lets you log into your VR devices and view and manage your purchased apps in one place.
It gives users more choice when it comes to how they log into VR and whether Facebook and Instagram are part of their VR experience.
However, the Meta Horizon profile represents your social presence in VR and other situations where you use your Meta Horizon profile.
With your Meta Horizon profile, you can choose how you appear to others by customising your username, avatar and other information.
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