Meta has announced the latest software update for its Meta Quest virtual reality headset, which now displays a feed to learn about interesting content and applications and allows you to cancel messages sent in error. This version, v57, will be gradually implemented into the helmets the company currently sells, Meta Quest Pro and Meta Quest 2. The Quest 3 commercial headset will also go on sale soon, with a launch expected this fall. Meta has commented that this update introduces Horizon Feed, a section that replaces Explore and displays personalized content for users according to their interests so they can find new applications, games or Instagram and Facebook Reels.
In this sense, the company has indicated that Horizon Feed was created taking into account, among other things, the age of the user using Meta Quest and their parental supervision settings. Meta Quest will also have more avatar customization options as the company has added more detailed aspects such as skin tone, hair color and tone, and makeup application options.
Likewise, v57 offers Horizon Home headset users more freedom of movement by expanding the space and access points to games and applications that are no longer predefined. The company hopes that this will make it possible to explore “every corner of the environment” of virtual reality (VR). Although there will be ample freedom of movement in the new space, the company has clarified that users will not be able to teleport “too close to another person’s avatar” to avoid invading personal space, as well as to go through walls, furniture, etc. objects. To indicate which areas are accessible, an arc appears when the display controller is pushed forward.
This white arc indicates that it is possible to get to this point. On the other hand, if the arch is red, you cannot enter this place. Additional features and improvements to this build for Meta Quest have been discussed in the Meta Community forum, such as the ability to invite friends to join groups via a link that can be shared in VR or copied and pasted on another messaging platform. Likewise, you can cancel sending messages with images in VR and the Meta Quest mobile app by hovering over or clicking on a message and selecting “Cancel Send.”
The company currently plans to implement this functionality in Australia, Canada, Iceland, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan, the United States and Switzerland. Finally, the company announced that it is removing a streaming function from the Meta Quest mobile application on the iPhone, which allows capturing virtual reality and the real experience at the same time using the terminal’s camera.