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Quest 2 / Quest Build 25.0 Release Notes

Community Manager
Community Manager
These features and enhancements will become available starting the week of February 1st, 2021.


  • We’re starting to roll out Messenger on Oculus to people who have logged into Quest and Quest 2 using their Facebook account.
  • With this update, you can choose to chat with your Facebook friends anywhere they have Messenger, even if they’re not in VR. You can:
    • Chat with friends anywhere they have Messenger, without taking off the headset.
    • Invite friends to join you in a game or experience.
    • Jump into games together by sending a party invite.
  • Please note this will continue to roll out in the coming weeks, so you may not see the update right away -- stay tuned as it continues to be released.

Guardian and Passthrough

  • Stationary Guardian 2.0
    • We’ve improved Stationary Guardian with the following updates:
      • Updated Stationary Guardian visuals to remove the grid.
      • Adjusted Stationary Guardian to be responsive when you move your headset, no controllers needed.
      • Added a new in-VR tutorial explaining how to use Guardian.
  • Passthrough Shortcut
    • We’re moving our Passthrough Shortcut from the experiments panel to general availability. This feature allows you to activate your Passthrough view by double-tapping the side of your Quest or Quest 2 headset. Double-tap again to switch back to your view in-VR.

VR Profiles

  • We’ve updated the look, feel, and functionality of in-VR profiles and info. Some of the specific changes you’ll see include:
    • Having profile cards show up directly from your menu bar, so you can look up your friend or check out their new avatar without leaving your current app or experience.
    • We’ve made it so that people who use Facebook to log into Oculus can display Facebook friends and more easily communicate.
      • Keep in mind, you can change or update your privacy settings at any time.

Universal Menu

  • You can now access the Universal Menu across any apps, games or experiences you're currently in.
    • To enable this feature, put on your headset and select Settings > Experimental Features > Universal Menu Overlay.

  • We’ve also made updates and improvements to the the design and function of the Universal Menu. These include:
    • A sleeker toolbar design with easier to select menu items.
    • When you’re in a Party, you can now view Party details and leave the Party directly from the Universal Menu.
    • Improved tablet behavior when launching apps, switching panels, or resuming headset use.

Menu Navigation Tutorial

  • We’ve added a new tutorial to walk you through how to navigate the various menus and panels from your Quest home environment. The in-VR lesson plan includes:
    • How to use the Universal Menu.
    • How to navigate between the different menu options and panels.
    • Understanding how the different panels and menu bar work together.

Oculus Browser

  • You can now resize windows horizontally when using Oculus Browser. To do this:
    • Open Browser and hover over the left or right edge of any window. Use either your grip or trigger buttons to grab the handle and resize the window.
    • You can open up to three Browser windows at a time and adjust each panel separately.

Bluetooth Mouse

  • You can now use a Bluetooth mouse while you’re in-VR. To do this:
    • Ensure that your Bluetooth mouse in is pairing mode, then go to Settings > Experimental Features > Bluetooth Pairing
    • Once you select your mouse from the pairing menu, you’ll be able to use it in VR.

Camera roll

  • You can now trim the length of your captured videos to share out exactly the right moments by entering the edit mode after opening a captured video.
    • To do this: select your captured video from your camera roll, select the pencil icon in the top right portion of window, and drag your clip to the desired length.
      • Keep in mind, you can only trim a video if it’s more than 30 seconds in length. 
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Level 2
I'm still on V20 on my quest 😞 but looks like a great update, good job Oculus!

Level 4
Ooooooooh thanks for this. I'm unboxing my Q2 tomorrow for my birthday and this looks like a great birthday update 😄 

Level 5

Ooooooooh thanks for this. I'm unboxing my Q2 tomorrow for my birthday and this looks like a great birthday update 😄 

Don't look forward to it too much, the way oculus is rolling out updates it could take a few days or even weeks before it hits your device 😞 We really need an "update now" button.
I5-10600kf@5Ghz, 16GB DDR3600, RTX 2070

Level 7
Month  😄

Level 2
expect it

Level 3
NICE! Will the update be automatic or is it something that I need to go into the settings and initiate?

Level 3
Nice Update but no Software IPD adjustment? I barely use my Quest 2 because the messy IPD, on my Rift S I don't have any issues focusing my view... Please guys fix this, it is really important that users get their sight perfectly aligned with the screen.

Level 2
If an update goes live, why does it take so long for it to come to my device? 

Level 2
You can manually update your headset by:

1. Plugging it in
2. navigating to settings
3. scrolling all the way down
4. clicking the option to check for available updates
5. if an update is available, the button will become un-grayed out
6. Leave the headset on and plugged in
7. after a while, restart your headset and the update should be applied.

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