Facebook unveils new updates to its VR coworking platform as well as a new-and-improved Oculus for Business program.
Facebook Connect 2021 continues to deliver, with the company today announcing several exciting business-related features for the Oculus Quest 2. In addition to the new Horizon Home workplace environment, the company today announced that you’ll soon have the ability to customize your Horizon Workrooms.
Later this year, Facebook will introduce a variety of captivating environments to its VR co-working platform. Not only that, but you’ll also be able to change the color schemes and upload custom logos and images, whether they be informative reference material or simple motivational posters. In one of the promotional images provided, we can see a VR co-working environment customized specifically for Zoom. This includes a large Zoom logo accompanied by several company posters.
Facebook also used the conference to unveil its new-and-improved Oculus for Business program. Previously, those involved in the program were required to use an Oculus Quest 2 headset different from that of the consumer model. Designed specifically for professional use, Oculus for Business headsets are unable to run many consumer-focused apps, such as Beat Saber.
The new-and-improved Oculus for Business program ditches these headsets altogether, allowing partners to access company assets and information by logging into a ‘Work Account’ via a standard consumer model headset. This account will operate independently of your personal account.
Facebook’s revamped Oculus for Business program will also feature useful tools such as Mobile Device Management, DP & SSO integration, and more. Oculus for Business is currently in closed beta. Additional participants will be invited in 2022 before its official launch in 2023.
In addition to customizable Workrooms and a revitalized Oculus for Business program, Facebook has also announced several improvements to multitasking functionality on Oculus Quest 2 as well as a new Horizon Home workspace environment.
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