The accounts and profiles are called Meta accounts and Meta Horizon Profiles. The global launch will be gradual, but both "accounts" are to be used in place of the personal social media accounts that used to log in to the company's virtual reality system.

To access the metaverse, users will need to sign up for a Meta account. The company is no longer using the old method of logging on after privacy concerns were raised.

The company allows users to create a Meta account with their Facebook andInstagram accounts. The Accounts Center is the central hub for connected experiences across Meta if a person creates their account via their social media accounts.

Although the company is encouraging users to connect via a Meta account, they will not be able to do so until January 1, 2023.

As consumers transfer over, the company claims it will still have access to their previous purchases.

There is no need for Meta-run social media accounts to be connected. The company believes the connection will allow for better experiences in the metaverse such as live stream sharing, messaging and finding followers faster.

To begin the process of creating a Meta account, one must have the latest software on the headsets.

The Meta account is one of the things that will be replaced by a new account. The social media for the metaverse will be found in the profile. The company used to call them friends in the Metaverse, but now they're called followers.

As privacy continues to be a pressing issue for the tech giant, Meta accounts will provide three options for users, all of which have different implications for who can see one's account. Users will have the option to set their profile as private if they choose to skip privacy setup.

Children under the age of 13 will have their accounts private.

Meta isn't saying that it won't expand this feature in the future, but for now the accounts are only linked to virtual reality-related logins.