Mark Zuckerberg urged Meta staff to have virtual meetings when many of them didn’t have VR headsets, report says

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook’s first ever Meta Store.
When Mark Zuckerberg urged Meta to have virtual meetings, many staff didn’t own VR headsets, per NYT.
Meta staff rushed to buy headsets and set them up before managers realized, a source told the NYT.
Zuckerberg told staff this year to conduct meetings on Meta’s Horizon Workrooms app, per NYT.

Mark Zuckerberg pressed teams at Meta to organize and attend virtual meetings when many employees didn’t have VR headsets, The New York Times reported on Sunday.

Zuckerberg told employees this year to have their meetings on Meta’s Horizon Workrooms app, where people can come together as avatars in virtual workspaces, a person familiar with the matter told The Times.

Meta, formerly known as Facebook until last year, launched Horizon Workrooms in August 2021. To access Horizon Workrooms, people need to have the Meta Quest 2, the company’s VR headset.

The source, who remained anonymous, told The Times that many Meta employees didn’t…

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