Update 7/21/2020: Made slight update to In-App Keyboard note for additional clarity.
These features and enhancements will become available throughout the week of 7/20/20
Find your Friends
We’ve made it easier for you to find your Facebook friends and connect with them in VR. If you’ve logged in with Facebook on Oculus, you have the option to choose whether people can find you by your Facebook name.
Only the audience you choose in your privacy settings will be able to find you by Facebook name.
The options for this setting are: anyone, friends only, or only me
Your Facebook name privacy setting will default to the option you previously chose for your “Oculus real name,” but you can adjust this setting at any time.
For new users, this setting will default to friends only.
Invite your friends
You can now invite your friends to join you in-VR, even if they aren’t currently using their headset.
To invite your friends to join you in-VR, launch an app, pause it, and select Invite.
Select Invite again if you want to change the invite or send it to new people.
Once you leave the app the invitation will expire.
We’re introducing Public Parties to Oculus Quest.
A public party is a voice over IP (VOIP) call that can be discovered by people outside of your Oculus friends list. Public parties allow you to explore experiences or play games with people you haven’t met before in-VR.
Public parties can support up to 8 people at a time.
You can access public parties by selecting Play with Others from your home feed.
Learn more about public parties and how they work.
Travel Together allows people in a party to travel to an app, and arrive at the same location within the app, together.
Apps that support the Travel Together feature will show up under the Play with Others section of your home feed.
Travel Together is available for both public and private parties.
Learnmore about how to use Travel Together with your party.
Now both public and private parties will be able to support up to 8 people.
Please note, some apps have their own party size limits that are less than 8.
We’ve made the following improvements to our reporting flow:
Improved clarity of messaging
Made it easier to attach video to reports
Added functionality to review media before moving forward with the report.
Added the ability to block the person you’re reporting directly from the reporting flow.
We’ve added the ability to easily view and modify the list of users that you’ve blocked on Oculus.
To access your block list select Settings > Device > Privacy
See hands interact with controllers
When you’re using your Touch controllers with your Oculus Quest, you’ll now see a visual representation of your hands interacting with the controllers.
Take a photo with your controller
You can now take a photo in-VR using your touch controller. To do this, press and hold the Oculus button (0) and then press a trigger. Your photos will appear in the camera roll.
Japanese Keyboard Layout
We’ve added a Japanese keyboard option to the Oculus Keyboard.
You can change the language of your Oculus Keyboard by selecting the globe icon key.
We’ve enabled app developers to use the Oculus keyboard within their apps for text entry.
Please note, this feature is dependent on developers to implement it into their apps. Developers will have access to this feature as part of the upcoming v19 SDK release.
Fixed a bug causing apps listed under “unknown sources” not to appear.
Fixed a bug where some app thumbnails were showing incorrect dates.
Fixed a bug that caused the back button in the Oculus store to not function after quitting the app.
Fixed a bug that caused the floor boundary for some Stationary Guardians to remain visible.