A new feature called Link Sharing allows you to send URLs to Meta Quest 2 via smartphone. I’ll explain how to do it.
Want to watch an immersive 360-degree video in VR, try a new WebVR experience, or continue reading a MIXED article on Meta Quest 2, all without tediously typing the website in question on the virtual keyboard?
No problem with link sharing. This useful feature bridges the barrier between smartphone and virtual reality and makes URLs available in Meta Quest 2 in seconds.
Link sharing was introduced with Update 37 earlier this year, but only for Android devices. Meta iOS support was added with Update 39. This should cover the majority of mobile devices.
The feature is relatively unknown and yet very helpful, as it combines a basic function of the smartphone with VR. The same applies to smartphone notifications (Guide).
By the way: Both instructions also apply to Meta Quest. You can find more useful tips & tricks for Meta Quest 2 behind the linked article.
How to share smartphone URLs with Meta Quest 2
Make sure your headset and Bluetooth are on so your smartphone or other mobile Android or iOS device can connect to the Meta Quest 2.
Open a website in your smartphone browser and use it share function.
Then select the Oculus app. In the Oculus app you can now decide whether the URL should be opened immediately or saved.
If you choose the first option, the URL will open immediately in the Oculus Browser. Click on the bookmark if you want to save the website permanently.
If you choose the latter option, the URL will appear in the Discover section (the blue compass icon in the Quest main menu). Open this area and you will find the URL in the top right corner under “Recently Saved”. From here you can open the website in the Oculus browser. It is also advisable to set a bookmark here if you want to save the URL permanently.
Video: Link sharing in practice
I’ve tried link sharing with an iPhone and Google Chrome, but it should work with other hardware and software as well. Just try it!
The following video shows link sharing with an Android smartphone. As you can see from the video, sharing URLs also works from youtubei.e. other apps that offer the sharing function.
Order Meta Quest 2 from Germany
Meta Quest 2 will not be sold in Germany for the time being. It is not known how long this ban will last.
At Amazon France you can buy the Meta Quest 2 as normal. Tip: Right click on the web page and select “Translate”.
Meta Quest – 128GB | Oculus Quest – 256GB
A notice: You can order from Amazon France via your German account. The VR glasses support German language in the menus. A regional lock by Facebook is currently not active – Quest 2 is functioning normally. Amazon France delivers within a few days, some of the devices are even shipped from warehouses in Germany.
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