Meta Quest

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

What is Meta Quest?

Meta Quest (previously Oculus) is an online service that lets you connect virtual reality (VR) headsets to gaming and entertainment devices through an online account. Meta Quest lets you explore, play and immerse yourself in VR environments, as well as cast or stream what someone is seeing in a VR headset to a mobile phone, TV or monitor. The service allows you to connect with other people online to play VR games and interact and communicate in VR spaces.

Users can connect through a Meta account or through an Oculus account, that lets you log into your VR devices and view and manage your purchased apps in one place. A Meta account also allows you to create a Meta Horizon profile – a social profile in VR. 

Apps: Android app, Apple iOS app

How do people use Meta Quest?

Learn more about the benefits and risks associated with how people use gaming services and immersive technologies like Meta Quest.

Meta Quest 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 or block someone?

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How can you protect your personal information?

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Last updated: 04/06/2024

The eSafety Guide helps you find out how to protect your personal information and report harmful content on common social media, games, apps and sites. Entries are for information only and are not reviews or endorsements by eSafety. Before choosing to use any online service or platform it’s best to:

  • do your own research to understand the risks and benefits
  • check the age rating and requirements
  • consider privacy
  • check the permissions and other settings
  • check the in-app reporting options.

If you are a parent or carer who is deciding whether a child should be allowed to use an online service or platform, you can also:

  • consider your child's readiness for the types of content and experiences they might encounter
  • help them understand what to do if they need help
  • provide ongoing support and monitoring, for example through regular check-ins with your child
  • agree to some rules about use of each service or platform.

To find out more, you can read the App checklist for parents, as well as information about parental controls in social media, games and apps and mental wellbeing resources for families.