Oculus Quest 2 Customers Can Now Work In Their Personal Headsets

The Oculus Quest 2 got a number of productivity features in version 29 that let users check their phones in VR, a dedicated file manager, and other shortcuts to switch to AR passthrough mode.

Many of these features were also rolled out to original Quest users later in the week, while Facebook reaffirmed that owners will continue to be supported for updates. Unfortunately, Oculus Quest 1 owners are still excluded from some exclusive features from the April v28 update, including Air Link for wireless PCVR. Quest 1 users are also excluded from the 120Hz mode, which allows certain PCVR games to be played at higher performance. Quest 2’s exclusive Infinite Office allows users to embed their physical keyboards into VR and enter and exit office work via Google Drive or other browser-based websites.

Oculus Quest 2 Menu – Facebook

Infinite Office is just one of the bigger features improved by the May 2021 v29 update. According to Facebook, users can now pair their iOS phones with their Quest 2. From there, users can receive phone notifications in VR and no longer have to deal with leaving their world. This also applies to games as text messages and other important phone notifications can be viewed seamlessly. Players can also keep their phones out of their pockets when moving in faster experiences.

Quest 1 users benefit from the use of multi-user and app sharing. A headset can now have multiple guest accounts and play games with brand new backup files. All users are given a restriction. personalized ads in your Oculus mobile apps and in the storefront.

Oculus Quest 2 users now have a dedicated file manager to browse internal files and delete certain content. In a very popular feature, users can even download media files from their browser, Google Drive, or Dropbox straight to their headset’s memory. Conversely, users can also upload files and even send office work created in VR back to their online systems. This makes it easier to send VR screenshots, videos, and other footage without ever having to connect a Quest to a computer.

Quest 2 File Manager - FacebookQuest 2 File Manager – Facebook

Facebook also revealed that the v29 update gives users more control over the casting functions. VR users can now use the Oculus Quest microphone for their recordings and add comments and instructions to their POVs. With the iOS version of Casting, users can also bring their true selves into VR.

Known as a live overlay, players can now show themselves in a world and record the footage. It’s as easy as putting the camera on yourself and showing your real bodies in the VR world. This makes Quest streaming easier without the need for a green screen or PC software to get yourself into VR. It’s worth noting that the live overlay feature is only supported on the more powerful iPhone XS and newer iPhones. Facebook adds that more work is being done to support more devices, although it is unclear which and when this update would be.

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