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Facebook to roll out meta accounts in August 2022.

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The giant social media platform gacebook, who has been campaigning about meta and its implementation said yesterday that, in August 2022, they will begin rolling out Meta accounts: a new way for people to log into their VR headsets that doesn’t require a Facebook account.

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Once you create a Meta account, you’ll also need to create a Meta Horizon profile — your social profile in VR.
Meta is introducing three privacy options: Open to Everyone, Friends and Family, and Solo, to help you control what people can see when they view your Meta Horizon profile.

Yesterday 7, July 20022, Mark Zuckerberg said, meta will be a new way for people to log into their VR headsets that doesn’t require a Facebook account. Starting in August 2022, if you’re new to Meta VR devices or have previously merged your Oculus account with your Facebook account, you’ll need to create a Meta account and Meta Horizon profile. If you’ve been logging into your VR device with your Oculus account, you can continue to do so until January 1, 2023, at which point you’ll need to create a Meta account and Meta Horizon profile to continue using your Meta VR device.

Your Meta account is not a social media profile; it lets you log into your VR devices and view and manage your purchased apps in one place. In the future, we’ll extend Meta account functionality so you can use it to log into other Meta devices.

Meta privacy

“You can also add your Meta account to the same Accounts Center as your Facebook or Instagram account to unlock connected experiences across Meta technologies — like finding your Facebook friends to play games with in VR or chatting with friends on Messenger. And if you don’t want to use your Facebook or Instagram account in VR, you don’t have to” facebook said.

The company said, Meta accounts are not social media profiles; it lets you log into your VR devices and view and manage your purchased apps in one place. They are planning In the extend Meta account functionality so you can use it to log into other Meta devices in the future.

Despite that they are not the same, you can also add your Meta account to the same Accounts Center as your Facebook or Instagram account to unlock connected experiences across Meta technologies — like finding your Facebook friends to play games with in VR or chatting with friends on Messenger. You can choose whether you want to use your Facebook or Instagram account in VR together.
Meta Horizon Profile
“After you finish creating a Meta account, you’ll be prompted to create a Meta Horizon profile. Your Meta Horizon profile is your social profile in VR and other surfaces, like from a web browser. You can customize how you appear to others — as a gamer or as your buttoned-up 9-to-5 persona. You can choose your Meta Horizon profile username that’s unique to you (e.g. WarriorMama365), the profile name that will be displayed to others while you’re in VR (e.g. Monique Smith), your profile photo, avatar and more. You can create one Meta Horizon profile per Meta account”.

People between the ages of 13 and 17 will have their Meta Horizon profiles set to private by default.
There are options that you choose to decide who can see your followers and who you follow.

Source:skynetgh.com|Ghana