What you need to know
- Mozilla's Hubs platform now supports Windows Mixed Reality in Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge.
- Hubs is a virtual socializing platform that works in VR and on mobile devices and computers.
- Hubs recently received a redesign that improves the experience on non-VR devices.
Mozilla's Hubs allows you to share virtual private rooms with friends, family, and coworkers. It recently received a new design that made it easier to use on PCs and mobile devices. Now, just a few days after the redesign, Hubs rolled out support for Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome in Windows Mixed Reality headsets.
Brian Peiris from the Hubs team shared news about Edge and Chrome support on Twitter. His tweet also includes a video of Hubs in action.
Hot on the heels of our new design, https://t.co/V8NIF0tEp6 now supports Windows Mixed Reality headsets in Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge via #WebXR pic.twitter.com/IYaETowZbdHot on the heels of our new design, https://t.co/V8NIF0tEp6 now supports Windows Mixed Reality headsets in Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge via #WebXR pic.twitter.com/IYaETowZbd— Brian Peiris (@brianpeiris) January 28, 2021January 28, 2021
Many will recognize Hubs as a way to socialize in VR, but according to Mozilla, the majority of people use it on non-VR devices. Improving the experience on non-VR devices was a large part of the recent Hubs redesign. The company explains:
You can learn more about Hubs and create a private room right away by visiting the Hubs website.
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