Facebook Accounts on Oculus Help

If you are new to Oculus, or using Oculus Quest 2, a Facebook account is required to use your device, apps and the Oculus store. If you don’t already have a Facebook account, you can create one using the Oculus app.

To create a Facebook account using the Oculus app:

  1. Open the Oculus app on a compatible mobile device. You can download the Oculus app from the App Store or Google Play store.

  2. Tap Sign Up at the bottom of the screen.

  3. When you create your Facebook account, enter the name you use in real life (you will be able to choose whether you display that name to others in VR).

  4. After creating a Facebook account, you'll be able to create a unique VR profile — so you might be Monique Smith on Facebook, but WarriorMama365 in VR.

During the initial setup, you can also adjust your privacy settings, including whether or not people can see your Facebook name on Oculus. You can change your privacy settings at any time in the Oculus app. Learn more about your privacy on Oculus.

If you’re looking for additional help in setting up or using your Oculus device, please contact Oculus Support.

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Yes. If you already have a unique username from your Oculus account, you will be able to continue using that username in VR. For example: you might be Monique Smith on Facebook, but WarriorMama365 in VR.

If you don’t have a VR username, you’ll be able to create one when you set up your profile for VR.

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If you can’t use your Oculus device because your Facebook account is disabled, please contact Oculus Support. Be prepared to verify your Oculus and Facebook information, such as:

  • Email address or phone number used for your Facebook Login

  • Oculus order number

  • Oculus serial number

If you’re having other issues logging into Facebook, here are some articles in the Facebook Help Center that may be useful:

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No. Facebook is a community where everyone uses the name they go by in everyday life, so you always know who you're connecting with. It's against the Facebook Community Standards to maintain more than one personal account. If you run into difficulties logging into Oculus with your Facebook account, please follow the advice here or contact Oculus Support.

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When creating a Facebook account, please sign up with the name you use in everyday life and use your correct date of birth. If you run into difficulties logging into Oculus with your Facebook account, please follow the advice here or contact Oculus Support.

There’s nothing special you need to do with your Facebook account to prevent you running into problems with it -- you don’t need to add a certain number of friends, post on Facebook, or log into the Facebook app or website regularly (you are logging into Oculus with Facebook). Please ensure you follow Facebook's Community Standards and Conduct in VR policy. It’s also a good idea to follow our tips on account security, including turning on two-factor authentication as an additional layer of protection.

There is no need to use Facebook for anything other than logging into Oculus if you don’t want to. And although you’ll have a Facebook profile, you can also create a unique VR profile - so you might be Monique Smith on Facebook, but WarriorMama365 in VR. And if you don’t want people on Oculus to find you by your Facebook name, they won’t — just make your Facebook name visible to ‘Only Me’ in your Oculus settings. You can also read more about Facebook’s privacy settings here and Privacy Checkup tool here.

Even if you don’t use Facebook regularly, we believe that social VR has so much more to offer, and over time we plan to bring new Facebook-powered experiences to Oculus, like Messenger and Horizon. Using a VR profile that is backed by a Facebook account and authentic identity also helps us protect our community and makes it possible to offer additional integrity tools. And as Facebook adds new privacy and safety tools, Oculus can adopt and benefit from them too.

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If you encounter problems with your Facebook account, we want to try to help you resolve them as quickly as possible.

  • If you have a temporary issue with your Facebook account after logging in to your Oculus device — for example if it uses a name that does not follow our policies — you'll still be able to use your device while you resolve the issue, so long as you remain logged in to your device and do not log out. If you're in this situation, you'll have the opportunity to fix or request a review of the issue when you log into Facebook.

  • Repeated or particularly serious violations of our Community Standards may lead you to lose access to your Facebook account, meaning you won't be able to log into your device using that account.

For additional help in setting up or using your Oculus device, please contact Oculus Support.

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No. If you log into your Oculus device with your Facebook account, you can choose what information about your VR activity you post to your Facebook profile or timeline, either by giving permission to post or by updating your privacy settings. If you are an existing user and you choose not to merge your Oculus account and Facebook account, you will not have access to Facebook-powered social features and you will not be able to post your VR activity to your Facebook profile or timeline.

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You can visit the Privacy Center to learn more about your Oculus privacy settings and how and where to change them, view your information, download your information, and delete your Oculus data.

You can also update and manage your privacy settings in the Oculus app on your phone, in your Oculus headset, and on your computer (for Rift and Rift S).

Learn more about your Facebook privacy settings and data rights and how to exercise them in the Facebook Data Policy and through your Facebook settings.

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Yes. From your Oculus privacy settings, you can set Who will see your Facebook name on Oculus? to:

  • Public

  • Friends on Oculus

  • Only Me

To view and adjust your privacy setting for who can see your Facebook name on Oculus:

On the Oculus Website

  1. Go to the privacy center on Oculus.com.

  2. Scroll down to Privacy Settings.

  3. Select your desired setting next to Who will see your Facebook name on Oculus?

On the Oculus app on your phone

  1. Open the Oculus app on your phone.

  2. Tap your profile picture in the top left.

  3. Tap Privacy Settings.

  4. Select your desired setting below Who will see your Facebook name on Oculus?

On your computer (Rift S and Rift)

  1. Open the Oculus app on your computer.

  2. Select Settings in the left menu.

  3. Select the Privacy tab and then click Privacy Settings.

  4. Select your desired setting below Who will see your Facebook name on Oculus?

Using the app on your Samsung Android phone (Gear VR)

  1. Open the Oculus app on your phone.

  2. Tap More.

  3. Tap Privacy Settings.

  4. Select your desired setting below Who will see your Facebook name on Oculus?

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Still have questions? Learn more about Facebook accounts on Oculus.