These features and enhancements will become available starting the week of July 20, 2021.
Invite to Game
We’ve created multiplayer APIs for developers to use with their apps. For any app that opts into this feature, you’ll be able to invite friends or people you’ve recently played with to your game sessions directly from the Quest Universal menu.
You will be notified when your friend takes action based on your invite.
When you’re invited to join someone through this method, you’ll receive a notification with info about who sent the invite and what app you’re being invited to.
You can now view and manage the group of people you’re playing together with right from the Universal menu without leaving the app or experience you’re currently in.
We want to make it easier to get your friends into VR with you. One way we’re doing this is by allowing you to create an invitation link which will take anyone who uses it to the same location in VR.
The link is created and shared using the Oculus Mobile App. You can then use that invite link to text or post to your friends and communities.
Improved the dynamic bitrate to reduce the occurrence of stalls and high latency, while also improving visual quality.
Added the ability to access the Oculus menu (press Oculus button) during a connection timeout (3 dots screen).
Identified and fixed a bug that caused Air Link to crash.
Fixed an issue where some AMD drivers could crash when running Link/Air Link.
You can now send Reactions to messages in VR similar to how you would on mobile.
You can now see the status of the messages that you send (Send receipts), as well as how much of the conversation other participants have read (Read receipts.)
You can now use USB-C headphones with your Quest 2. For the list of supported USB-C headphones and adapters, see our support article here.
If both 3.5mm and USB-C headphones are plugged in, then the audio will play on the 3.5mm headphones.
If your 3.5mm or USB-C headphones have mics, they will be disabled as headphone mics are not supported on either the 3.5mm or USB-C ports.
We’ve made the Library, Settings, Notifications, and other menus larger for improved ease of use.
We’ve created a dedicated security settings page in headset where you can set/reset your unlock pattern and access other security settings.
Save your passwords on Oculus Browser
You can safely save and autofill your passwords on Browser. Now you’ll only have to type your password once before letting Browser auto-fill your password. And you can seal it behind your unlock pattern for added security.
This update includes a security fix to prevent third-party apps running in the background of people’s Quest devices from accessing their motion data, including controller and headset movement. Apps that run in the foreground-- meaning apps you actively play and engage with when using your headset -- are not affected by this fix and may collect real-time information about the current position of your headset and controllers to translate your movements into the virtual world; for more, see our support article privacy support article.
Fixed an issue with wireless that caused degraded WiFi performance.