Meta has been on a multiyear push with Messenger’s end-to-end encryption (E2EE) options, and it’s now beginning to take a look at E2EE messaging with its Quest VR quest headsets. With the brand new v40 software program replace, Meta is testing non-obligatory E2EE for one-on-one messages and calls in VR, according to a blog post, although it’s unclear how many individuals are included within the take a look at or easy methods to activate the function in case you are.

The take a look at arrives alongside a bunch of different notable new options within the v40 replace. There are new audio accessibility choices, together with the flexibility to tweak the audio steadiness of the left and proper audio channels and a mono audio function that permits you to hear the identical audio on the left and proper audio system.

You’ll additionally now be capable to lock particular person apps behind a sample, which could possibly be a helpful solution to forestall entry to apps that you simply don’t desire a baby to play with. Beforehand, you could possibly solely lock the entire headset behind a pattern.


Right here’s what the brand new per-app lock sample function seems to be like.
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As well as, you’ll now be capable to see visible representations of extra bodily keyboards in VR so long as they’re related by way of Bluetooth. This function first supported the Logitech K830 and Apple’s Magic Keyboard whereas utilizing a Quest 2 headset, and with v40, you’ll be capable to see representations of the Apple Magic Keyboard with numeric keypad, the Logitech K375s, and Logitech MX Keys.

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