Meta account

Minimum age according to Meta
13+ Minimum age according to Meta

What is a Meta account?

A Meta account is an online service that lets you log into your virtual reality (VR) devices and view and manage your purchased content in one place. You can set up an account with your email address or your Facebook or Instagram account. You can also connect your Meta account to your Facebook or Instagram account to allow connected experiences across Meta technologies, such as chatting to friends on Messenger or playing games with Facebook friends in VR.

A Meta account also gives you access to Meta Quest and Meta Horizon, which includes destinations such as Meta Horizon Worlds, Meta Horizon Workrooms and your Meta Horizon Home (currently only available in certain countries). When you set up a Meta account, you’ll also be prompted to create a Meta Horizon profile – a social profile in VR. You can customise your username, avatar and other information to determine how you appear to others. This information is public and is shared with apps that use this profile, allowing people to search for your name or username and send you follow requests.


How do people use Meta accounts?

Learn more about the benefits and risks associated with how people use online services like Meta accounts.

Meta is used for: content sharing, gaming, immersive technologies, in-app purchasing, live streaming, location sharing, messaging/online chat, online relationships, screen capture, video calling and voice chat

How can you report online abuse, ask for content to be removed or block someone

How can you protect your personal information?

  • Meta Privacy Policy
    Understand how Meta collects, uses, retains and transfers your information.
  • Meta Privacy Centre
    Privacy information and how to protect your personal information on Meta services.
  • Accounts Centre
    Manage connected experiences across Meta accounts, Facebook and Instagram.

Key safety links

Last updated: 29/02/2024

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