Slack is coming to the Oculus Quest – TechCrunch

Soon you’ll have the ability to learn incessant Slack messages with out ever having to take off your VR headset.

At Facebook’s Connect convention, the corporate showcased a brand new framework for bringing 2D apps into the Oculus Store in order that customers must duck out of VR much less to test notifications on their telephone. While quite a few Facebook apps can be found immediately, the corporate additionally shared that Slack will quickly be coming to the Oculus retailer.

The Quest has beforehand had very mild help for 2D experiences, with most confined to the Oculus net browser. Facebook additionally beforehand rolled out native help for Messenger on the Oculus Quest 2 and introduced immediately that they’ll be bringing help for audio calls to the platform.

In August, Facebook confirmed off its Horizon Workrooms assembly simulator which built-in with Zoom and promised to convey customers a extra productive VR expertise. The lack of app-support was a serious roadblock on the way in which to this aim.

Typing in VR isn’t precisely a solved drawback, so it’s probably that this might be an expertise most fitted to customers which have paired their keyboard to the headset or are extra comfy simply checking up on notifications slightly than firing off a ton of prolonged messages.