When you first register your Facebook account to your Oculus Quest 2, you are going to need to choose a VR username. This is the username that is going to be appearing in any online app on the Occulus Quest 2, so you want to ensure that you choose a good one. What happens if you want a new username, though? Are you stuck with the same name forever? Let’s take a look.
So, can you change your username on Oculus Quest 2? Well, not from the Oculus Quest 2 itself.
You are going to need to sign into the Oculus website and change it there. Do bear in mind that there are going to be a few caveats in place. You will be limited in what you can call yourself, and you may not be able to change your account details too frequently.
Throughout the rest of this page, we are going to be giving you information on how you can change the username on your Oculus Quest 2. We are also going to give you the details on the limitations that Facebook has in place.
Can You Change Your Username On The Oculus Quest 2?
At the time of writing, you are not able to change your username directly on the Oculus Quest 2. However, you are able to change your username. You will need to use a computer or your phone’s web browser for this.
You will need to begin by heading to the account section of the Oculus website. This can be found at http://secure.oculous.com. You will need to sign in to your account. This will be your Facebook account, so it shouldn’t cause too many issues.
Look for the link that says “Profile” and click it.
Select the ‘edit’ button next to your username. If you do not see an edit button, then you will not be able to change your username at this time.
Type in the new username that you want. You will then be prompted to enter the PIN that you created when you set up your Oculus Quest.
Click the SAVE button.
Your new username will be tied to your account. You do not need to do anything on the Oculus Quest 2. Everything will be updated automatically for you.
What Are The Username Limitations On The Oculus Quest 2?
You will not be able to change your username whenever you want. Facebook only allows the Oculus Quest 2 username to be changed every 6-months. This is to prevent people from hopping from username to username. It helps to ensure that people remain identifiable in the apps that they are using, and it really plays into the social aspect of what Facebook is trying with their meta-universe. This is a limitation that is unlikely to change. In fact, it may even become stricter.
There will also be a few restrictions on what your username can be:
- You cannot have a space, period, or a slash in your username.
- It must be at least two characters long.
- It can be a maximum of 20 characters long.
- The username must always start with a number or a letter.
- If you are using a dash or underscore in the username, then you can only use one at a time e.g. you cannot put two dashes in a row.
A username on the Oculus Quest does not currently need to be unique. However, this is something that could potentially change in the future when more and more people start to sign up for the service.
What Is The Oculus Quest 2 PIN Code?
When you are changing your Oculus Quest username, you will be prompted to enter your PIN code. This is not the same as the PIN displayed on your Oculus Quest when you pair it with other devices, nor is it the same as your password.
The PIN is created when you first register yourself for an Oculus Quest device. It is a selection of numbers and can be whatever you want, much like the PIN that you use for your ATM. Most account changes will require the use of your PIN.
We encourage you to write your PIN somewhere or make it memorable. Nobody can use your PIN without the password, so do not worry too much about that part.
If you have forgotten your PIN code, then you can head to the Oculus Quest website. You will then be able to request a new PIN. This will be sent to the email address registered on your Oculus account i.e. your Facebook email address.
Who Can See Your Oculus Username?
Everybody that you interact with on your Oculus Quest will be able to see your Oculus Quest username. This means that if you are playing online games or using something like VR Chat.
This is why it is so important that you choose a username that does not give your real name. You do not want anybody to identify you. Of course, at the same time, you want to be choosing a username that really tells somebody about you and your interests. It helps to make the platform a whole lot more social.
Can Anybody See Your Real Name On The Oculus Quest?
No. Nobody will be able to see your real name on the Oculus Quest unless you give them permission.
This means that nobody will be able to see the real Facebook account that you have tied your Oculus Quest to.
Of course, your friends on Facebook may be able to see that you have an Oculus Quest. They will be able to see your username.
If you want to change the username on your Oculus Quest, you will need to do it through the Oculus website. You cannot currently do it from your Quest. It is important to remember that you are limited to one username every 6-months. This means that you need to make sure that your selected username is one that you will be happy with for the long term.