Facebook announced that its long-awaited support for multiple user accounts and device-specific app sharing is heading to Oculus Quest 2 starting next month.

The company says in a developer blog post the upcoming ‘Multi-User’ feature will let you add up to three secondary accounts to a single device. ‘App Sharing’ will additionally give primary account holders the ability to share their library of apps between those secondary local profiles. Shared apps will allow users to maintain separate game progress and their own profile-specific achievements.

Multi-user accounts and App Sharing will land on Oculus Quest 2 first as experimental features in February, and then to the original 2019 Quest at an unspecified later date. Like all new Oculus users, all secondary users on a device must login with Facebook.

The company says at some point in the future its upcoming App Sharing feature will also allow a primary account holder to share apps with three other devices at some point as well. It’s ostensibly aimed at households with more than one Oculus headset, however Facebook hasn’t said how it plans to enforce this.

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Furthermore, secondary account holders will be able to buy their own apps and content on a shared device, however they won’t be able to share it with anyone else. Only primary account holders will have the ability to share between its secondary device profiles.

The company says its new features will “help grow the VR community, promote [Oculus Store] apps, and help prevent piracy.” It’s also said to increase household usage, and create “better engagement for the developer long term.”

All new apps submitted to the Oculus Store after February 13th will be required to have App Sharing activated. Developers who published before that date can opt-out of App Sharing, however they have to do so before February 12th, otherwise it’s applied automatically.

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  • Alex

    About time… almost 2 years late! This feature, even if no perfect, should have been included at launch with the Quest 1.

    • MasterElwood

      No. This should have been included at launch with the CV1!

      • Alex

        True !

  • Sounds very convoluted to me.

  • Amni3D

    Really should’ve been a launch feature, but better late than never.

  • Christopher John

    nice so if someone else screws up on your account.. Everyone gets a ban from the device.

  • Tags I812

    So…. i have the CV1 my kid has a rift-s so we cant share accounts? Sorry but we are moving away from facebook all together. good thing steam already has this.

  • Finally

  • Keng Yuan Chang

    “secondary account holders will be able to buy their own apps and content on a shared device, however they won’t be able to share it with anyone else. Only primary account holders will have the ability to share between its secondary device profiles.”

    This is confusing… Why not just do like Steam family sharing…

  • dk

    meh

  • oomph

    You really hate commies

  • Mark Nelson

    We have a Quest 1and Quest 2 and playing multiplayer means buying 2 copies….Completely unacceptable in 2021 (the fact that i paid £50 for Sports Scramble and £30 for Eleven Table Tennis still pisses me off.) “Sharing with 3 other devices” is generous but its been a long time coming. Sharing with 1 device would be good enough for our family.