How To Create An Oculus Account Without Using Facebook

Timothy Iyekowa
Timothy Iyekowa - Writer & Editor
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Oculus Quest is a virtual reality headset, designed by Facebook that’s used to play games, work, study, and perform life-like simulations.

One of the requirements of using Oculus is to link it to your Facebook account but many users are concerned about their privacy.

And people have been searching for a way to use their Oculus without a Facebook account.

In this article, you will learn how to create an Oculus account without Facebook. See the alternative option to create an account with Oculus.

How To Create An Oculus Account Without Facebook

If you have the money, then you can simply choose to buy the version of the Oculus Quest 2 Virtual Reality Headset.

This version does not require the use of a Facebook account, this is going to cost you $500 in addition to the price of the device.

For the majority that cannot afford such a huge sum of money, there are a few ways to bypass this

Create A Meta Account

A Meta account is an alternative to using Facebook or Instagram when signing in to your Oculus.

The thing is Meta still owned Facebook, but you’ll not be using the Facebook or Instagram option to create the account, instead, you’ll use the Meta option. To do this,

Step 1: Download Oculus App

Download the Oculus app on your mobile device and launch it.

Turn on your Virtual Reality headset and you will receive a prompt with a code to pair the Oculus headset to the app.

Step 2: Select The Email Option

On the sign-in page, select the email option, instead of Facebook or Instagram. This will lead you to the process of setting up your Meta account.

Step 3: Set Up Your Meta Horizon Profile

Set up your Meta Horizon profile next by selecting your username, profile picture, display name, and your privacy settings.

After that, your signing-in will be successful.

Switch From Facebook To Meta Account

If you have already logged in to your Oculus using Facebook [as an existing user], then you need to switch to a Meta account.

Step 1: Update Oculus

Once you receive an update in the Oculus mobile app. You’ll be directed to visit to create a Meta account.

Step 2: Switch Account

There will be an option to unlink your Facebook account after you’ve created the Meta account from the page. 

Select it and you will now be able to use your Oculus without Facebook.

Your activities will be automatically transferred to your new account, but you will not be able to use Messenger or search for friends.


This is the simplest way to create an Oculus account without using Facebook or Instagram.

After following the steps above you will no longer need to use your Facebook or Instagram account.

The only downside to this is that you will no longer be able to use the Messenger feature.

FAQs On How To Create An Oculus Account Without Facebook

This may be because you might not have received the update feature yet. Exercise patience, very soon the option to create a Meta account will be available to everyone.

This is the same as creating an Oculus account without a Facebook account so all you need to do is follow the steps listed above.

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As a seasoned content writer with 4+ years of experience in consumer technology, Timothy has been a dedicated author and editor at since its inception. Specializing in addressing user concerns, his articles offer effective solutions for Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac-related issues. Timothy's expertise also extends to crafting content about social media and various applications. Through his daily articles, he consistently aids users in overcoming their technology challenges.
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