Meta said Friday that it is adding the ability to easily socialize in virtual reality by updating its 2 , another step toward the metaverse.

said in a post on his Facebook page that the tweaked title, the latest model of the Quest from Meta-owned Oculus, will let wearers enter virtual with friends.

“I’m here to announce that as long as you put on the Quest 2 headset, you can let people hang out with you in a social setting,” Zuckerberg said in a video.

The software update will open the doors to the virtual reality platform that Facebook parent company Meta opened to the public in late last year.

Meta is also working on letting people create their own virtual worlds in which to host avatar parties, Zuckerberg said.

Horizon Worlds is far from a fully realized metaverse, a future internet where online experiences (like chatting with friends) will feel -to-face thanks to VR headsets.

But the platform does allow people to meet friends or others online, play games and immerse themselves in 360-degree videos.

Earlier this year, Facebook’s parent company, Meta, set a minimum distance between user avatars in its virtual reality Horizon network after receiving reports of harassment, one of the sticking points for its Metaverse vision.

The “personal boundary” feature in the immersive platform places a circle of space around the user’s agent.

Facebook changed its parent company’s name to Meta in October to underscore its goal of moving from the scandal-plagued social media platform to its future vision of virtual reality.

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The company’s metaverse push also includes remote work tools that have flourished during the .

Facebook acquired virtual reality headset maker Oculus in 2014.

The technology has taken off in the gaming industry and is popular among of Fortnite and Roblox.