You Will Delete Your Oculus Purchases and Account Information If You Delete Facebook
In case you linked your Oculus account to your Facebook account and now wants to delete your Facebook account, you will also lose your Oculus purchases.
While Oculus Quest 2 requires a Facebook account to operate and use, UploadVR writes that owners of the original Quest, Rift S and Rift headsets who aren’t buying another Oculus Quest headset and haven’t linked their Facebook accounts so far could still delete an unlinked Facebook account at this time without losing their Oculus Store purchases. From 2023, Facebook will no longer support Oculus accounts and it is not yet known how this would work. A Facebook spokesperson stated that Facebook would update existing users that pick not to log in with their Facebook accounts as it nears the termination of Oculus accounts in 2023.
In August this year, Facebook had announced that users will require real identities to use future Oculus headsets. However, a tweet posted this week showed the purchase policy with a screenshot that showed the text Facebook displays when a user tries to delete their account.
Important VR PSA: 👉 Deactivating your Facebook profile disables your Oculus Profile.
👉 Deleting your Facebook account takes away all your games, purchases, and progress.
Source: Eli Schwartz pic.twitter.com/dSJIcIf0ki
— Cix (@CixLiv) October 22, 2020
Oculus Account Purchases
According to the text, account deletion is permanent. When a user deletes their Facebook account, they won’t be able to retrieve the content or information that they’ve shared on Facebook. Their messenger and all of their messages will also be deleted.
Deleting your Facebook account also deletes your Oculus information. This includes a user’s app purchases as well as achievements. Users will also no longer be able to return any apps and they will lose all existing store credits.
Below is a screenshot of the text as captured by UploadVR: –
Facebook’s Quest 2 seems to be selling a lot faster than the original Quest headset. Veteran VR developers are already seeing sales ramping up following the release of the new Quest headset. At the same time, Facebook is grappling with lots of disgruntled buyers who have been facing login issues and have been unable to use their new purchases which they have termed as “paperweights”. There are buyers who have also faced issues with Facebook’s Oculus Quest 2 Elite Strap which snaps apart after only a few uses.
According to Oculus support website, Facebook will refund orders that are returned within 30 days following their shipment.
Meanwhile, conversation and debates continue around Facebook’s account deletion policy as well as its requirement Facebook account login which a US House subcommittee has deemed anticompetitive.