Coming in August 2022, we’ll begin rolling out Meta accounts, a new way for people to log into their VR headsets that doesn’t require a Facebook account.
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. 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.
To learn more, check out our blog post.
What happens if we don't agree to the updated terms?
Having bought the device in good faith according to the terms as they existed at the time, you can't change the terms and require us to accept them or to stop using the device without some kind of compensation; that's not legal under contract law in the UK.
You say a Meta account is not a social media profile but it requires registration on the horizons social media platform making that an obviously dishonest statement unless I have been misled about an Horizons account being mandatory?
I need to know whether I will be able to use my original Quest headset privately, privately play the games I have purchased on that headset without being a member of any of your social platforms?
With the possible exception of IP I have no problem with your company having my private information or activity while using the headset but I have no interest in social VR or multiplayer games.
Further having completed studies at university including law and ethics for health professionals which inform me that aspects of the social platform being created will have negative psychological effects on the people using it I can not in good conscience be seen to support it.