On Demand Passthrough button like Rift S
It would be nice to be able to toggle Passthrough on-demand like you can with the Rift S to be able to quickly see the world around you without having to pull the headset off of your face.
Good news! As part of the most recent Quest software update (version 15), we shipped Passthrough Shortcut as an experimental feature. To turn it on, navigate to Settings > Experimental. Once on, you can trigger the Passthrough camera view at any time by simply double-tapping on the side of the headset (no button pressing required!). Thanks again to everyone who voted for this idea!
Drake Schable commented
Glad to know our thoughts are being considered. Regardless of whether or not this feature was intended in the first place, this is still a great idea. Amazing job team Oculus!
Nice work @Jimmy
I have just posted a few improvements to this in a new request.
Not recentering the experience, double tap sensitivity (@ Michael Perfeito), and no more black after to much distance from play space.
Adam Brown commented
Awesome job team, this feature is great!!
Double-tapping works like magic. Fantastic and helpful feature. Also astonishing what the Quest can do with existing sensors and software update. Great job.
Chris Lindsey commented
Badass feature. Thanks!
Thanks guys! It works brilliantly and I love the tapping to enable/disable!
Michael Perfeito commented
Will this be expanded upon before it moves out of experimental? It is a bit too sensitive right now. Simply adjusting the headset on my face triggers it for me sometimes. Even a sensitivity slider would be helpful.
Ruddy Manuel Illanes Beyuma commented
How does this work? Is the headset touch too?
yup, need this too.
****, it hurts a bit that this does not exist yet.
Please make this happen, Oculus devs.
Thanks in advance, and while addressing the Quest devs, thanks for all the work done already. Oculus Link, handtracking, webvr, .. nice.
Quest is becoming a very valuable piece of hard- and software.
I think this is really important, the feeling of picking off my quest is so bad,
Jonah Aquilina Dawkins commented
Jimmy please add gift cards for oculus quest
John Arruda commented
When is this coming?
Hunter Jackson commented
please do this
cole Van Damme commented
We are now in 2020 @Jimmy
ease tell us what is happening with passthrough+ and if there are difficulties with being able to turn on passthrough while in games
You said "Later this year"
Mr. Viral Videos commented
Yeah the only way I figured how to quickly access pass through this by clicking the home button and then just pressing the stationary or boundary line
Vijay Balasubramanian commented
Excited for this! Come on Oculus Team!
2020 and still waiting
Later this year was was 2019, it is now February 2020. You could at least post an update as to what is taking so long!
Later in 2019, sure it will be released then...
will passthrough on demand still be added in the future?
Peter Pakulski commented
Did anyone else see how good that simple edge filter passthrough looked in the YouTube video of the Vive Index hacking?
I’m talking about the first method he shows, start of the video, I didn’t think as much of the other methods.