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Mozilla's Hubs platform now supports Edge and Chrome in Windows Mixed Reality

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Mozilla Hubs Large (Image credit: Mozilla)

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.

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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:

In the past, our team took a design approach that kept the desktop, mobile, and virtual reality interfaces tightly coupled. This often meant that the application's interactions were tailored primarily to virtual reality devices, but in practice, the vast majority of Hubs users are visiting rooms on non-VR devices. This update separates the desktop and mobile interfaces to align more to industry-standard best practices, and makes the experience of being in a Hubs room more tailored to the device you're using at any given time.

You can learn more about Hubs and create a private room right away by visiting the Hubs website.

Sean Endicott
Sean Endicott

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.