With the launch of Voice Command in mid-2020 where Oculus users can navigate and control Quest hands-free that means players needed to select Voice Commands from the menu or double-press the Oculus controller button before giving a command. Now Oculus users can easily access Voice Commands by adding a ‘Hey Facebook’ wake word to Quest 2, and it will roll out to other Quest devices in the future.
“Our goal is to make Voice Commands a truly hands-free experience—and make it easier to take screenshots, cast, group up with your friends, and more,” the company said.
‘Hey Facebook’ will be rolling out to Quest 2 users starting this week. But, this will be a gradual rollout, but users can still able enable ‘Hey Facebook’ wake word from Oculus Experimental Features settings, where users need to say “Hey Facebook, take a screenshot,” “Hey Facebook, show me who’s online,” “Hey Facebook, open Supernatural,” or any of our other voice commands to get started.
‘Hey Facebook’ is an optional feature. However, without the wake word, users can still use Voice Commands via the existing button in the Home menu or by double-pressing the Oculus controller button (see the full guide). And opting in isn’t a permanent decision either. In the same Experimental Features panel, users can easily disable ‘Hey Facebook.’