Meta has launched a brand new update for its software -called ‘v57’ (version of 57) on its Quest headsets. It comes with a variety of features, including additional options for customizing avatars including the option to unsend images, free-form locomotion, group links capability on Horizon Home and a rebranded Explore feed.
This tech company has improved recording video, multitasking, and other things.
“These features and enhancements will become available starting the week of September 11, 2023 and will be pushed to Meta Quest Pro and Meta Quest 2 headsets,” Meta announced in a blog post on Monday.
With the avatar customization feature users can now alter the shade of their avatar’s eyebrows, hair skin tone, and eyebrows with the real-time mirror for editing avatars that is available in a few Home Environments.
Additionally, users can remove images from messages within VR and within Meta Quest mobile app. Meta Quest mobile app by hovering over or tapping the message and then choosing Unsend.
The feature is currently rolling out in a few countries, including the following: Australia, Canada, Iceland, New Zealand, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan as well as the US.
As part of the minor changes, Meta has launched group links. Users can invite their friends to join their group by sharing a link, either by creating them in VR or by pasting it onto social media platforms such as Instagram and Facebook.
A new feature is adding to Horizon Home, where people can connect to one another’s virtual homes.
According to Meta the company, users can now easily teleport from within Home and in addition to being able to transfer into VR apps that allow users to “explore every nook and cranny of their Home environment”.
To activate free-form motion to be able to move freely, simply press the joystick forward on either controller.
An arch will appear to display where users are looking. Other minor adjustments include the capability to run several apps at once and switch between view modes, and a brand new default setting for users to disable the microphone’s audio while making video.
Additionally, Meta removed a casting feature in its Quest mobile app for iPhone that allowed users to simultaneously record their VR experience as well as a real-life one with their smartphone camera.