Meta has announced the latest software update for its Meta Quest virtual reality headset that will now display a Feed to learn about content and applications of interest and allow you to cancel messages sent to wrong.
This version, v57, will be gradually implemented in the helmets currently sold by the company, Meta Quest Pro and Meta Quest 2. The commercial headset Quest 3 will also be sold soon, a launch expected in the autumn of this year .
Meta commented that with this update Horizon Feed is introduced, a section that replaces Explore and where personalized content will be displayed for users according to their interests, so they can find new applications, games or Instagram and Facebook Reels.
In this sense, the company commented that Horizon Feed was created taking into account the age of the user using Meta Quest and their parental control settings, among other factors.
Meta Quest also has more avatar customization options, as the company adds more detail to aspects such as skin tone, hair color and tone, and ways to use their makeup.
Likewise, the v57 gives more freedom of movement to users of Horizon Home headsets, as it expands the space and access points to games and applications, which are no longer fixed in advance. In this way, the company hopes to make it possible to “explore every corner of the environment” in virtual reality (VR).
Although there is enough freedom of movement in the new space, the company clarified that users cannot teleport “too close to another person’s avatar”, in order to avoid invasions of personal space, as well as -through walls, furniture or objects.
To indicate which spaces are accessible, an arc appears when the display controller is pressed forward. This white arc indicates that it is possible to move to that point. On the other hand, if the arch is red, you cannot go to that area.
Other features and improvements in this build for Meta Quest are discussed in the Meta community forum, such as the ability to invite friends to join groups using a link, which can be shared in VR or copied and paste it on any other messaging platform.
Likewise, you can cancel sending messages with VR images and the Meta Quest mobile app by hovering over a message or clicking on it and selecting ‘Unsend’. Currently, the company plans to implement this functionality in Australia, Canada, Iceland, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan, the United States and Switzerland.
Finally, it commented that it removed a streaming function from the Meta Quest mobile application on the iPhone, which allows virtual reality and real life experience to be captured simultaneously using the terminal camera.