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Status: New Idea

Imagine being able to share your real-world surroundings with friends or family in virtual reality (VR). With the Shared Passthrough Experience feature on Meta Quest, users can invite others into their virtual home and immerse them in a seamless blend of the real and virtual worlds. This innovative feature leverages the passthrough technology to stream the host's real environment to the guest's VR headset, creating an unparalleled sense of presence and connection.

How It Works:

Host's Environment:

The host initiates the Shared Passthrough Experience from their Meta Quest home room with passthrough enabled. This allows the host to share their real-world surroundings with guests in VR.

Guest Joins Host:

Another player joins the host's Meta Quest home, eager to explore and interact.

Real-time Streaming:

The host's passthrough feed is seamlessly streamed to the guest's headset, allowing them to see the host's room and their avatar in the same space. This creates a shared virtual environment where both users feel like they are physically present together.

Key Features:

Immersive Interaction:

Guests can explore the host's real environment in VR, interacting with objects and avatars as if they were truly there.

Social Connection:

Shared Passthrough Experience fosters a sense of presence and closeness between users, transcending physical distance.

Customization Options:

Users can personalize their virtual home environment and avatar, enhancing the sense of immersion and personal expression.


Realistic Social Interactions:

Experience virtual gatherings, meetings, or hangouts in a lifelike setting, enhancing social interactions and collaboration.

Enhanced User Engagement:

By merging the real and virtual worlds, Shared Passthrough Experience offers a novel and captivating VR experience, encouraging users to spend more time in the Meta Quest ecosystem.

Inclusive Virtual Spaces:

This feature promotes inclusivity by allowing users to share their physical environment with others, regardless of geographical location or physical limitations.

Potential Use Cases

Virtual Gatherings:

Host virtual parties, game nights, or family gatherings where guests can join from anywhere in the world and feel like they're truly present.

Remote Collaboration:

Facilitate remote meetings, presentations, or brainstorming sessions in a shared virtual workspace, increasing productivity and creativity.

Educational Experiences:

Create immersive educational experiences where students can explore real-world environments or historical sites with their classmates and teachers.


The Shared Passthrough Experience on Meta Quest redefines the boundaries of virtual reality by seamlessly blending the real and virtual worlds. Whether it's connecting with friends, collaborating with colleagues, or exploring new educational opportunities, this feature unlocks a myriad of possibilities for immersive and meaningful experiences.