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Ryanality
Community Manager
Community Manager

These features and enhancements will gradually become available starting the week of December 4, 2023 and will be pushed to Meta Quest 3, Meta Quest Pro and Meta Quest 2 headsets.  Please note that you can find the most up to date release notes on our release notes article and you can check out our v60 blog as well for more details.

New Horizon Home environments

There are 3 new Horizon Home environments for you to download and explore: Blue Hill Gold Mine, Storybook, and Lakeside Peak. Learn more about how to change your virtual environment and how to invite people to join you in your Horizon Home.

Layout utility app

Layout is a new utility app that helps you spatially measure, align and visualize real world objects directly in your physical space. Some things you can do with Layout include:

  • Measure the square footage of a living room.
  • Visualize the size and placement of a 72” TV on the wall.
  • Visualize furniture in your living room.
  • Measure the height and depth of a kitchen counter.

You can find Layout in your App Library.

Profile updates

Now when you view someone’s profile you’ll be able to see things you have in common, such as apps and connections, if they choose to share this information.

Bluetooth settings improvements

We’ve made a number of fixes and improvements to Bluetooth settings, making it easier to search for and connect Bluetooth devices to your headset.

Quest 3 Public Test Channel

We’re opening up the Public Test Channel (PTC) for Quest 3. PTC is an early access program for Meta Quest version software. By signing up, you can get early access to the unreleased software version ahead of the public release. Learn more about PTC including how to sign up.

Phone notifications discontinued

The phone notification feature, which allows you to receive notifications from your mobile phone on your headset, will be discontinued.

Passthrough during app loading

When you’re using Passthrough in Horizon Home and you launch an app that has enabled this feature, you’ll continue to see your surroundings while the app loads.

More ways to visit Meta Horizon Worlds

We’re making it easier to visit and revisit your favorite worlds. You can now access worlds from the Worlds tab in your App Library.

Safe Browsing enhancements

We’ve made some enhancements to Safe Browsing on Meta Quest Browser by integrating Meta's secure website database. Safe Browsing currently uses Google Safe Browsing to protect you from deceptive websites, phishing attempts, malware distribution, and social engineering attacks. Meta’s secure website database provides an additional layer of security to help keep you safe while using Meta Quest Browser.

Boundary improvements

We are introducing cloud computing capabilities that improve your headset's ability to remember more boundaries using point cloud data, so you can spend less time redrawing boundaries.

Quest Pro performance upgrades

As part of our effort to continue bringing improvements to our in-market products, in v60 we are enabling higher clock speeds for Quest Pro CPU and GPU when running MR applications, giving you a smoother MR app experience and a more responsive UI. This update also adds more power for developers to take advantage of for both existing and upcoming apps.

These performance improvements include (when compared to Quest Pro at launch):

  • Up to 34% increase in CPU
  • Up to 19% increase in GPU when Dynamic Resolution is turned on

End-to-end encryption for cloud backup

If you have cloud backup turned on, you can now secure your backups with your own pin for end-to-end encryption. You’ll need to create an end-to-end encryption PIN which will let you restore your backups after a factory reset or when you set up a new device. You can manage cloud backup and end-to-end encryption from Backup in System Settings and also from the Meta Quest mobile app.

75 Comments
JOE.DANCEN
Protege

Would love to have 120hz for pcvr. I set odt to 0 and silders to the right and it runs fine.

Also hope to get an oculus pc app update with a new gui. What's a rift?

Buetigame
Expert Protege

For me much more of interest:

Layout utility app

Layout is a new utility app that helps you spatially measure, align and visualize real world objects directly in your physical space. Some things you can do with Layout include:

  • Measure the square footage of a living room.
  • Visualize the size and placement of a 72” TV on the wall.
  • Visualize furniture in your living room.
  • Measure the height and depth of a kitchen counter.

You can find Layout in your App Library.

 

TognaBologna
Protege

Missing one patch note:

- Removed casting directly Chromecast to funnel people towards the janky phone app casting. 

TomCgcmfc
MVP
MVP

Got another v60 update a couple of days ago on my QPro (version 60.0.0.209.366) and Q3 (version 60.0.0.210.366).  Everything seems to work ok and I don't notice any significant changes.  I haven't seen the Layout app or that high res mountain scenery yet, but these aren't anything I want or need anyway.  The main thing for me with updates is that I'm always very happy if they don't brick my headsets, lol!

Buetigame
Expert Protege

Got 'em also for my Q3 and it didn't harm anything... everything works fine as always.
But to expect from updates not to brick the device is a bit less @TomCgcmfc .
As always no release notes about what was fixed... no layoutapp also.

Basically an update which does nothing - at least for me.

tanubon
Heroic Explorer

Sales Ranking of Games/Apps and Data of Scoreboard App haven't been updated in the past week. Is this intentional or a fault? If it's a fault, please fix it ASAP.

Klapauzius
Explorer

Newest Update removed the functionality to cast directly to chromecast. Instead user are supposed to cast to the app and mirror their phone screen to the TV.

Before it was easy to cast the screen to the TV if my partner or friends would like to see what happens in VR, now it is just an unstable mess and someone has to mess around with the awful mobile app that often does not even connect to headset or is unable to stream again after disconnection.

Seems every new update don't delivers what it promises and on top of that removes functionality. I am very disappointed in the "support" (more like anti-support) Quest3 gets.

tanubon
Heroic Explorer

Recording function that is unusable after all these years due to audio delays...
Files apps that don't even allow multiple selections...

andythw
Protege

I have noticed that too, I wanted to delete several pictures and accidental recordings at once but I had to select, delete and confirm each one at a time. This took ages.

Buetigame
Expert Protege

Another Update for my Q3... it's the 3rd after Release of v60.
No release-notes... no layout app... no feelable, seeable changes.

@TomCgcmfc : especially for you - Version 60.0.0.214.366.

NomadsAnIsland
Heroic Explorer

Whatever happened to laying down mode?

andythw
Protege

Good question NomadsAnIsland. I would like to know when Meta is planning to sort out casting.

Skyhawk_Aus
Explorer
Working on a issue with my Pro controllers, they have worked will with the Quest 2 so I thought I'd give them a try with the Quest 3, paired them and they got a small firmware update but since then they glitch from time to time! Can't see enough light, not tracking at all, left one keeps saying it's over heating.
Tried to repair them with the quest 2 left one works great (no overheating warning at all) but while the right on is connected (oculus button works) no tracking at all. Funny thing is when it's connected to the Q3 it cuts out the hand tracking on the right controller.
Anyone else experienced this or heard of the issue? I've done all the basic steps, pairing/un-pairing, restarting the controller but still no luck. I suspect it was the v60 update that
DarrenJames00
Protege

I heard from a guy who knows one of the kitchen staff at Meta that this update would grant immortality while wearing the headset. I know the your programmed official response will be, " No, there is no such thing! Please, take care while using any VR headset!" and I get "it". Obviously, it does not grant immortality! 😉

I will definitely be careful while playing as always! 😉

Not going to run into traffic while playing my Quest 3, that would be dumb! 😉

Thank you for the update info sir! o7

 

SimonDarksideJ
Protege

Over a month later and still no sign of the Layout app. 

Does not:

  • Appear in the app list
  • Searching on the device reveals nothing
  • Searching in-store reveals nothing
  • Checked app lab, nothing

So it seems a mystery as to the rollout of this elusive app.

NomadsAnIsland
Heroic Explorer

Yet another minor update about 4.8 MB according to the update software display. Automatic updates except security patches is disabled. Info on updates note the update may be installed automatically at such and such a date. Why give an option to not automatically update if it's going to automatically update anyway?

Still no Layout app. Still no Lakeside Peak environment.

5ephir0th
Explorer

Yesterday i was playing DCS World connected to PC via Virtual Desktop and it was perfect but suddenly it started to lag, later i noticed, for some reason, my WiFi connection, that stayed always at 2400 mbps up and down connection can barely achieve 1200/866 mbps.

  • Restarted the Quest 3
  • Restarted the Router (Xiaomi AX9000)
  • Reset to factory defaults the Quest 3

It doesnt change anything and no, its not a router fault, my PC can still connect at 2400mbps to the router without problem

AF360
Explorer

Got v60 early in December on my Quest 3 and the second v60 version a few days later.

But until today (Jan 28th) I‘m still missing the Layout app and still missing the Lakeside Peak environment!

I know those two are supposed to have a staged roll-out but still nothing 7 (!) weeks later?!? 

Also meanwhile the v62 beta already is available while v60 features have not been fully rolled out to everyone?

Come on, Meta, that doesn’t sound right… 😞

Danielsan1979
Explorer

Any news about the Layout utility app? I searched for an alternative app in the meta store because i want to buy a new sideboard and i made up some space for it in my living room. I layed down a flat piece of cardboard in the correct size to see if the sideboard would fit but a real 3D box with the correct meassurements in mixed VR would be much more useful, thats why i am interested in this Quest feature. Is there any update when the layout App will arrive? Maybe nobody has this app because i never saw any video about it. Maybe its coming with V62?

Klapauzius
Explorer

@Skyhawk_Aus

Have some of these problems with pro controller too, like they sometimes fail during gameplay or their avatar is set away from their real position. When booting the system the controller are always not in the right position and it takes some time before they are recognized properly. If this happens during gameplay it helps to reboot them, press the menu or oculus button for 10 seconds until the controller turns off. Pushing the buttons again starts them new.
 
By the way many people don't know that the pro controllers can be turned off, but it is necessary for some games that only use one controller like Walkabout Golf, since the Pro controller don't automatically turn off when not in use, another long known bug of the Quest OS.
 
AF360
Explorer

Still no layout app and still no lakeside peak. And no comment from Meta ☹️

NomadsAnIsland
Heroic Explorer

Phone notifications still available.

Danielsan1979
Explorer

Is the layout app maybe in V62? I only have V60, so i dont know

AF360
Explorer

No, v62 got installed on my Quest 3 yesterday. It neither contains the Layout app nor the Lakeside Peak environment... 🙁 

teemu_hil
Explorer

Why do you advertise new things in the changes that do not exist in practice?
I'm waiting for a layout application and a lakeside for the home space. V60 and even V62 does not have these. I live in Europe Finland.
Also, spatial video, I can't upload a video in the gallery of the meta quest application. There is no option for upload! The latest updates have been installed and I have iPhone 15 Pro.

EDIT: now I can upload spatial videos, it was suddenly updated without any notice. The Lakeside view and the Layout app still missing.