How to set up Whatsapp on Meta Quest 3


Meta Quest 3
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It's been quite some time since the Quest 3 headset was launched, and users are wondering how to set up Whatsapp on a Meta Quest 3. We've got you covered.

Meta's Quest 3 VR headset uses mixed reality to combine virtual elements with the physical world. And now, it allows users to connect with friends and family in the virtual realm using WhatsApp. This helps create a unique and engaging communication experience.

In this guide, find our step-by-step guide and learn how to set up and use WhatsApp on the Quest 3 headset.

How to set up WhatsApp on Meta Quest 3

Setting up WhatsApp on your Quest 3 headset requires the following steps:

  • Start by downloading "WhatsApp" from the Meta Quest Store.
  • Once done, launch the application and select a language to continue.
  • Enter your phone number here, and an eight-character code will appear.
  • Next, open the WhatsApp application and select "Settings" > "Linked devices" on an iPhone. If using an Android device, select "More Options" > "Linked devices."
  • Click on "Link a device" and select "Link with phone number instead".
  • Here, enter the eight-character code from your Quest 3 headset.
  • The WhatsApp app from your phone and Quest 3 headset are now connected.

All your WhatsApp chats, calls, and more are now accessible from the Quest 3 VR headset. You can now send and reply to messages and calls from your VR headset like your mobile phone.

Also, all your WhatsApp data, i.e., calls, messages, media, etc., are end-to-end encrypted. This means that no one, not even WhatsApp or Meta, can access them.

Meta Quest 3 WhatsApp features

WhatsApp offers the following features on the Quest 3 VR headset:

  • View and send voice or text messages to an individual or a group.
  • Set up status updates and respond to your contact's status.
  • Make, answer, and decline hands-free voice and video calls.
  • Block, report, and mute chats and users.
  • Send disappearing messages to individuals or in a group.
  • Verify if your chats and calls are end-to-end encrypted.
  • Send reactions, stickers, and GIFs.
  • Listen to voice messages sent by your contacts.
  • View images, videos and send or react to polls.

That was how you can set up and use the WhatsApp application on your Quest 3 VR headset. Integrating WhatsApp and Quest 3 opens up a new dimension in virtual communication. The end-to-end encryption ensures privacy, whereas other features enrich the immersive virtual realm.

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