The Oculus Quest 2 It is the best overall VR headset you can buy, but this recommendation comes with a huge asterisk. In order to use Quest 2, you need a Facebook account! Fortunately, you can reduce this hassle.
Noticeable: Mark Zuckerberg says Quest headphones won’t require Facebook accounts They start sometime in 2022, although we don’t know what they’ll need. (Maybe a “Meta account”?) Until then, you’ll need a Facebook account.
Why create a quick account?
Facebook requires every user of Quest 2 to have a Facebook account. This creates three distinct types of Quest 2 users. The first is someone with an existing Facebook account who might not have a problem connecting their Oculus account and sharing VR content with their friends, family, and followers. We are not concerned with these people, so the remaining two types of Quest 2 users are the subject of this article.
If you’re reading this, you’re either a Quest 2 user who has a Facebook profile but don’t want to integrate it with your Oculus account, or you don’t have a Facebook account and don’t want one. No matter what situation you’re in, there are some things you can’t do or Facebook will bother you.
What you can’t do
Facebook has Several policies That limit the amount of circumvention of the requirements for merging your accounts. If you are considering creating a fake account with a fake name, this is prohibited by Facebook’s real name policy. Likewise, their policies also prevent one person from operating more than one account.
If you violate these policies, you risk being permanently banned, which could also mean lose access To the software you purchased for Quest 2. It’s clear that many people get away with fake and/or duplicate accounts, but if you follow this path, you risk losing access to your purchases or at least wrestling with Oculus customer support to explain your situation to them.
Assuming you’re not willing to risk Mr. Zuckerberg’s wrath and are willing to abide by Facebook’s policies, there are a few limited options.
If you already have a Facebook account
If you have an active Facebook account that you use on a daily basis, but don’t want to share your VR activities for everyone to see, your only real policy-friendly option is to look into the Quest 2’s privacy settings and limit who can see your VR activity.
Go to Settings > Privacy Settings and look carefully at each type of activity.
The safest option is to choose “Only me” for all types of activities. This means that even though your activity will be on your schedule, no one but you will be able to see it or interact with it.
If you have to create an account
If you need to create a Facebook account to use Oculus Quest 2, you can at least lock it. start by Create a Facebook account on Facebook As usual. Make sure you use your real name, a real profile picture (or no profile picture), and fill in the minimum required information on your profile.
Next, click on the drop-down arrow at the top right and choose “Settings and privacy.”
Then choose “Privacy Check”.
Next, choose “Who can see what you share”.
On the next screen, change each setting to “Only Me” and then select “Next”.
Under ‘Posts & News’, set ‘Future Posts’ to ‘Only me’. Since this profile will not have any friends, you can leave stories on Friends. And since there are no previous posts, there is no need to use the ‘Limit Previous Posts’ option.
The last step involves blocking specific users, but this is not relevant to that account, so just complete the wizard. Now you should have an account that is compliant with the Facebook policy but is locked as much as possible.
Modify your mission 2
If you really want to burn your bridges with Facebook, there might be another option. Although it is not one we can recommend. Hackers managed to “jailbreak” Quest 2, allowing users Bypass Facebook login. However, as you can imagine this goes against Facebook’s Terms of Service, and there are other limitations, but it’s something all Quest 2 users should be aware of.