“Meta accounts” replacing Meta app family for Metaverse opens to all users
In a blog post it shared today, the company announced that “Meta accounts”, which replaced the “Sign in with Facebook” option, were opened to all users.
We told you last month that the “Log in with Facebook” option has been replaced by “Meta accounts”. With a blog post it shared today, the company announced that “Meta accounts” were opened to all users. With this update, Meta accounts and Meta Horizon Profiles will replace the Facebook and Instagram accounts used to log into the company’s VR system. Meta accounts will be gradually opened to users all over the world.
As part of this innovation, the company eliminates the need for new VR and Oculus users to create an Instagram and Facebook account. However, it should be noted that Instagram and Facebook users can use Facebook and Instagram accounts to create a Meta account.
The Sign in with Oculus account option will be available until January 1, 2023. Although users switch to Meta accounts and Meta Horizon Profiles; will be able to see past purchases and downloads.
It is also possible to associate your Meta Horizon Profile with Instagram and Facebook. Thus, you can share your Metaverse experience on traditional social networks.
The most striking change the company has made is the conversion of friends on Oculus into followers with an Instagram-like model. We can say that influencer marketing strategies will continue to show itself in the virtual reality environment.
It also announced new privacy controls on Meta. There are 3 different privacy settings: Public, Friends and Family, and Solo. It is also possible to use your Meta Horizon Profile privately. In fact, profiles of users between the ages of 13 and 17 are set as private accounts from the very beginning.