Meta is removing the ability to see phone notifications on your Quest

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The Verge’s Adi Robertson wearing a Quest Pro. Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

Meta is discontinuing a feature that lets you see notifications from your smartphone while you’re using a Quest VR headset, according to the patch notes for the Quest’s v60 update. The company introduced the ability to see iOS and Android notifications in the headset in 2021.

Meta didn’t elaborate further in the patch notes about why it’s removing the feature, and it’s a shame that it’s doing so. Without those notifications, it’s difficult to know what’s happening on your smartphone when you’re fully immersed in your Quest unless you pull the headset up from your eyes — which forces you to stop what you’re doing on your Quest.

That said, if you have a Quest 3, the headset’s full-color passthrough is good enough to see your smartphone’s...

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