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Meta Quest release notes

In this article you will find the latest release notes for the Meta Quest headsets. Check them out to learn about the latest new features and enhancements for your Meta Quest experience. All release notes are provided by Meta.

Meta Quest build 47.0 release notes (November 28th, 2022)

These features and enhancements will become available starting the week of November 28, 2022 and will be pushed to Meta Quest Pro, Meta Quest 2 and Meta Quest headsets.

Background Audio Playback (Meta Quest Pro only)

Meta is adding a new experimental feature that will allow you to listen to your favorite tunes or podcast in the background. This will be available on Browser as well as Progressive Web Applications (PWAs).

  • This will be rolling out gradually.

Mixed Reality Capture (Meta Quest Pro only)

Share the magic of mixed reality with friends and family. On Meta Quest Pro devices, you’ll now be able to capture photos and videos while using mixed reality in Passthrough.

  • This will be rolling out gradually.

Media Sync

Meta is making it easier to view, edit and share your photos and videos you capture in VR. Media will now automatically sync to the Meta Quest mobile app from your headset.

  • You can turn this off by going to Camera settings and disabling the Sync Media to Meta Quest Mobile App setting.

Meta Quest mobile app updates

Meta is improving performance across the Meta Quest mobile app and adding new features.

  • You can start, find, and jump into a multiplayer session with your friends directly from the home screen.
  • Meta revamped the device management screen to make it easier to know when your headset needs to be charged.

Shareable Wishlists

With this update, you will be able to make your app wishlist public and send a link to friends and family. You can modify your wishlist from the Store tab on your headset or the Meta Quest mobile app.

  • Friends and family will be able to directly gift apps from your wishlist.
  • You can also purchase Meta Quest Digital Gift Cards which are redeemable for any app or game in the Meta Quest Store.

View and Edit Avatar in Meta Horizon Home

Meta has added the ability to view and edit your avatar in your Home. You’ll now see your avatar’s arms and hands when in your Home, and if you haven’t created your avatar yet, you’ll see a default avatar. You can also view and edit your avatar by interacting with the new mirror we’ve added to Home. This will be rolling out gradually and will be initially available in 4 environments (Desert Terrace, Space Station, Winter Lodge, Cascadia).

  • In addition, you can now move around in your Home even when the Universal Menu is open. Press your controller thumbstick forward to see a set of potential hotspots, then aim at one of the hotspots and release the thumbstick to teleport.
  • Meta is also updating the Avatar Editor. This will also be rolling out gradually.

Universal Menu Customization

Meta wants to reduce the time it takes for you to get into the action when you put on your headset. You can now pin and unpin apps from your library to your Universal Menu for quicker access to your favorite games and experiences. Hover over apps in your library and select  to see the option to pin to your Universal Menu.

  • This will be rolling out gradually.

Accept Follower Requests from Invites

Meta has made it easier to accept follower requests by adding a button to the notification you receive when someone requests to follow you.

Capture Controller Shortcut

You can now capture images and videos using a controller shortcut.

  • To quickly take a photo, hold  then press the right controller trigger.
  • To quickly record a video, hold  then long-press the right controller trigger.

Meta Quest Touch Pro Controllers

v47 will also unlock Meta Quest Touch Pro Controllers compatibility with Quest 2. These self-tracked controllers feature TruTouch haptics and fine motor controls like precision pinch motion, joystick, and stylus tip, for even more intuitive VR experiences.

Camera Panel

The Sharing panel where you share captured content from is now called the Camera panel.

Meta Quest build 46.0 release notes (October 6th, 2022)

Privacy settings

  • Meta redesigned, revamped and retooled your in-VR privacy settings for all Meta Quest headsets.
  • With these enhancements and upgrades, Meta hopes to streamline setting up your privacy preferences. This means that now you can easily manage settings for individual apps as well as for social connections or device settings, all in one place.

Khazad-dûm Home Environment

  • Meta has collaborated with Prime Video to create a new Horizon Home environment inspired by the portrayal of Khazad-dûm in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, now streaming on Prime Video.
  • This will be available on Oct 10 and will only be available for a limited time.

Search improvements

  • Meta is improving their search to now include commonly searched for settings.
    • Users will be able to clear out all their popular searches at once as well as clear out individual popular settings.
  • Meta is also making improvements to the search results overall. One of the ways they’re doing this is by enabling Search to bring up your previous searches higher in the search results. This allows you to more quickly access settings you commonly search for.

Recent apps

  • Meta has made updates to the Universal Menu to provide quick access to your three most recently used apps directly from the menu bar.
    • This will be rolling out to users gradually.
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