We have an Oculus Quest 1 at work where I used my personal Facebook account with. Today, I just received my Oculus Quest 2 for my personal device at home. However, I am getting "Can't Merge Accounts". This Facebook account is already linked to another Oculus account. Please contact Oculus support for help with merging this Facebook account with a different Oculus account. I emailed support as they requested, but I have a brand new Oculus Quest 2 and I don't want to have to wait the 2 days to get it straightened out. Does anyone have any suggestions?
A few days ago, it would have been as simple as unlinking your Facebook account from the work Oculus account. Now that the link/unlink system is retired, you probably need to do this: open the phone app that is associated with your work Quest, or power up the work Quest. You should be presented with the choice of merging accounts or continuing with your Oculus account. Choose not to merge and continue with your Oculus account. This should break the connection between the work Quest and your Facebook account, and your Facebook account should then be free to merge with your personal Oculus account.
I logged in to the work account as you suggested and it says "Please log in with your facebook account. Since you merged your Oculus account with your facebook account, you need to log in with your facebook account." My only option is to click the blue "Continue with Facebook". What should I do?
Oh, if the Facebook and work Oculus accounts are already merged, that’s beyond what you can fix yourself. Hopefully Oculus support can do something about it. Although they say that merging is permanent, surely they should have accounted for the likelihood of people unintentionally merging the wrong accounts. I’ve already seen a few cases of that come up today.
I just received a reply back from Oculus support. However, I still can't make heads or tails on where to go. I don't see these settings in my Oculus account or Facebook account at all. Does this make sense to anyone?
You can follow these steps for unlinking your work account and also for linking your personal Facebook account:
Go to Account
Select 'My Linked Accounts'
Here, you will see all the linked accounts with your email
Select 'Edit' option button located beside Facebook
From the menu select 'Unlink Accounts'
After successfully completing this, when asked you can add your personal account
That doesn't match anything I've seen in the Oculus mobile app, desktop app, the Oculus website, or the Facebook website. I looked at the Facebook app on my wife's phone (because I don't use it myself) and didn't see a "My Linked Accounts" menu there either.
It sounds like they're reading from an old support script for menus and features that no longer exist. There used to be a "my linked accounts" section of your profile on Oculus.com, but that went away at least a year ago when they changed the account system to require a Facebook account for social features. The URL still exists ( https://secure.oculus.com/my/linked-accounts/ ), but it takes you to the Facebook Settings tab on your profile, which has no editable fields.
I've only had a Facebook account since that change a year ago, but I've never seen a "my linked accounts" menu there, and there certainly is not one that can be accessed by the steps described by Support.