Use VR to Meet People

If you are interested in visiting exciting, strange, thought-provoking and perhaps challenging worlds with your friends, VR is just the thing for you.

Chapter 1

5 Best Ways to Experience VR on Social Platforms

by: albertdco

Social VR is one of the most entertaining technologies today. Read our article to learn more about it and the best ways it can be experienced on social media!


Use VR to Meet Other People

When it comes to VR, one of the most interesting applications of this technology is social media. We usually use that concept when talking about how people can meet each other in a virtual environment. It can be a next-level way to meet and talk to new people or to explore the world around us. Other applications of VR include distance learning and new forms of meetings and sales channels for business organizations.



Here, we will take a look at the five most promising social apps that can make your communication online more exciting.


AltSpace

Platform: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Samsung Gear VR


AltSpace is a communication platform that has been around for a couple of years now. On the one hand, you can use it to meet friends in private rooms; on the other hand, you can explore different places and meet new people there. You can play board games, draw pictures, watch movies, sing karaoke, or ask to write custom essay. One of AltSpace’s advantages is that it is also available as a mobile app, which makes it easy for you to meet other people anytime.


After launching AltSpace, you find yourself in a virtual lobby. There, you can either create a private room and invite others or visit one of the places with available activities. You can also see a schedule of upcoming group activities, such as live concerts, weddings, games, meditations, language lessons, and lots of other things.


vTime

Platform: Oculus Rift, Samsung GearVR, Oculus Go, Google Cardboard (Android)


vTime is one of the newest social VR platforms. With it, you can conduct meetings with up to three people at a time. You can choose from around 20 different environments, including a campfire, spacecraft or seabed. The idea behind vTime is simple: you get to choose rooms and your opponents. Then, you are transported to a place where you all face one another. For quick meetings with small groups, vTime is the best option for social VR. Besides, the environments and users’ avatars are well-designed. There is also a possibility to upload your own 360 images and use them as a background.


Oculus Social

Platform: Samsung Gear VR


Oculus Social is an app that is available only on Samsung Gear VR so far. With it, you can choose between two activities. The first one is Oculus Trivia, which is a quiz that requires you to answer 20 questions within a set time. You have 20 seconds to choose between four answer options, after which you will see the correct answers and points you scored.


There are up to four people in the room with you. While doing the quiz, you can talk to each other and enjoy an entertaining conversation due to topics that always change.

Another advantage of Oculus Social is that you can watch movies with others. After making your choice, you (and up to 4 other people) get taken to a virtual movie theater. Once inside, you can watch a video or Twitch stream and see other participants as small avatars.


VRchat


Platform: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive


VRchat is one of the oldest social VR apps, which is not much different from similar mobile applications. The idea behind is pretty much the same: meeting other people. However, with VRchat you can also share your own worlds. What makes it special is that you can build your own environments by using Unity 3D. You can also customize original VR avatar the way you want!


If you are interested in visiting exciting, strange, thought-provoking and perhaps challenging worlds with your friends, VRchat is just the thing for you.


Rec Room


Platform: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Playstation VR


By starting a Rec Room, you can choose one of the available avatars, clothes, and hairstyles. Just like most social games, Rec Room is easy to understand and fun to use. That is not a game that requires you to study various strategies or memorize button combinations — you just start it and watch things happen.


Rec Room is a game that can be described as a social sandbox — you can play paintball, ghost ball, charades, and frisbee golf or just hang out with others in designated rooms.


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