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When Meta (then Facebook) acquired Oculus in 2014, it wasn’t clear whether the company would slather its own branding onto products from the hip VR company. Fast forward a decade, and we have a clear answer: Already having renamed the Oculus Quest to the Meta Quest, the company is now preparing to delete your Oculus account, and all of the data you’ve amassed using past Quest headsets, unless you move it over to Meta.

As reported by The Verge, Meta sent users an email last week outlining the terms of the changes:

On 10/31/22 we emailed you regarding your Oculus account and the need to migrate to a Meta account to continue using Meta VR products. Your Oculus account is now scheduled for deletion on 03/29/24.

If your Oculus account is deleted you will no longer be able to use Meta Quest with your Oculus account and you won’t be able to reactivate or retrieve anything from the account, including:

  • All of your apps and in-app purchases

  • Existing app store credits

  • Your achievements

  • Your friends list

  • Any content you created with your Oculus account.

To maintain access to the above listed items you may need to migrate to a Meta account using the email address associated with your Oculus ID before March 29th,

2024. Learn more about Meta accounts here. You can go here to migrate to a Meta account using a web browser. Note – you must use the email address associated with your Oculus account when going through this process to move your Oculus account data to your Meta account.


– The Meta Team

It’s a drastic step, but not out of the blue. Meta infamously began forcing users to set up a Facebook account to use Meta headsets back in 2020, before allowing users to set up Meta accounts instead in 2022. In January of 2023, they decreed you could no longer log into your Oculus account, so chances are most of the active Quest users are no longer using Oculus accounts anyway. However, if you still have an Oculus account tied to a Quest headset, you’ll lose a lot of data unless you move your account before the March 29.

How to move your Oculus account to a Meta account

To preserve your apps, purchases, achievements, friends, and content tied to your Oculus account, you’ll need to migrate to a Meta account. You can start by going to Meta’s setup page here. According to The Verge, you can sign up for a Meta account with the same email address you’ve used for your Oculus account, at least.

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