Oculus Browser Release Notes

See also release notes for developers.

Oculus Browser 10.0

In Oculus Browser 10.0, we’ve done the following:

  • Made improvements to site compatibility, performance, and security

Oculus Browser 9.0

In Oculus Browser 9.0, we’ve done the following:

  • Made improvements to site compatibility, performance, and security
  • Removed WebVR support. Some immersive experiences may no longer work until sites update to the latest WebXR standard.

Oculus Browser 8.3

In Oculus Browser 8.3, we’ve done the following:

  • An entirely new browser interface and experience, designed to be simple, elegant, and efficient. This feature will only roll out to some users initially, but will eventually become available for everyone.
  • Oculus Browser now loads desktop sites by default. This mode is better for the large browser windows in VR and desktop sites let you get more done. You can change the current site you're on back to mobile mode by clicking a button in the address bar. This feature will only roll out to some users initially, but will eventually become available for everyone.

Oculus Browser 8.2

In Oculus Browser 8.2, we’ve done the following:

  • Made improvements to site compatibility, performance, and security

Oculus Browser 8.1

In Oculus Browser 8.1, we’ve done the following:

  • Made improvements to site compatibility, performance, and security

Oculus Browser 8.0

In Oculus Browser 8.0, we’ve done the following:

  • General reliability improvements

Oculus Browser 7.1

In Oculus Browser 7.1, we’ve done the following:

  • General reliability improvements
  • Added WebXR Gamepad module support for Quest, Go, GearVR

Oculus Browser 7.0

In Oculus Browser 7.0, we’ve done the following:

  • General reliability improvements
  • Improvements to site compatibility, performance, and security
  • Support for WebXR on by default (see developer notes for more)
  • Improved performance of entering and exiting WebVR/WebXR experiences

Oculus Browser 6.2

In Oculus Browser 6.2, we’ve done the following:

  • Improvements to performance and full screen media playback quality
  • You can now control the page zoom level. Click on the browser resize button in the address bar to access the new zoom controls. The zoom level you select will apply to all pages on that domain name (e.g. facebook.com, instagram.com, etc.)

Oculus Browser 6.1

In Oculus Browser 6.1, we’ve done the following:

  • Launching Oculus Browser is now faster
  • New About Oculus Browser dialog in Settings for version numbers, privacy policy, and terms of service information
  • Improvements to site compatibility

Oculus Browser 6.0

In Oculus Browser 6.0, we’ve done the following:

  • Improvements to site compatibility, performance, and web standards.

Oculus Browser 5.9

In Oculus Browser 5.9, we’ve done the following:

  • Newly overhauled design of the look and feel of Oculus Browser to be more comfortable and intuitive.
  • Added easy to understand drop down menus for selecting 180, 360, and 3D video formats when watching fullscreen video.

Oculus Browser 5.8

In Oculus Browser 5.8, we’ve done the following:

  • Revamped the New Tab Page with a brand new experience. Feedback is always welcome!
  • You can now save immersive content (360 Videos, 360 Photos, 3D Photos, 360 Experiences) from your FB app on Android and view them later from your Oculus headset in Home or through your Saved section in Library. When you open up your saved content on your headset, the content will launch automatically from Oculus Browser.
  • Improved the overall media experience. You will now notice a significantly improved playback experience with better battery life.

Oculus Browser 5.7

In Oculus Browser 5.7, we’ve done the following:

  • Fixed bugs and improved reliability.

Known Issue: Some users may experience errors when upgrading to the latest version. You can work around this issue by avoiding launching the browser via Library. Instead, press the Oculus button on the controller and select the Browser from the toolbar that appears.

Oculus Browser 5.4

Oculus Browser 5.4 has the following changes:

  • Added a Permissions Dialog feature so you can manage permissions across the different sites that you visit. You can access this feature by clicking the lock icon on the address for any site that requests permissions.
  • Fixed bugs and improved reliability.

Oculus Browser 5.2

  • Fixed scrolling on download list.
  • Fixed issue where the layout of media controls was not aligned with the screen size.
  • Fixed issue where there would be persistent dimming on the screen.
  • Improved the Desktop mode button tooltip text to more clearly identify what mode you’re in.
  • Fixed notification bar input issues.
  • Tooltip for switching to Desktop Mode has now been localized for additional languages.