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Meta is by far the biggest name in augmented and virtual reality - its Quest headsets are the most affordable and simple way into the world of VR for most people.

Each year, it holds the Connect virtual conference to update us on its plans for new hardware and software, and 2023's Meta Connect is happening today. Here are all the details about how to watch it and what to expect.

When is Meta Connect 2023?

This year's Meta Connect will not be a one-day event - instead, it'll be held on 27 and 28 September 2023.

Mark Zuckerberg's keynote address starts at 10AM PST (6PM BST) on 27 September, so it's now right around the corner, and you can find the rest of the schedule on the official website for Meta Connect, here.

How to watch Meta Connect 2023

Meta Connect will be available to watch in a few different places, although the fact that it's a Meta affair does mean that you won't find an official stream on YouTube.

Rather, previous years have been broadcast on Facebook's video viewer, and also within the Meta Horizon Worlds app on a Quest device, if you'd like to watch in VR.

If you'd like to watch live, go to the official Meta Connect site and click on "Attend" to enter your details and be sent a reminder when the stream is ready to go.

What to expect at Meta Connect 2023

We already know the big headline around this year's Meta Connect, because Meta has been very open about it over the last few months - we're going to be getting a full, detailed look at the Meta Quest 3.

That should mean that we get a full breakdown of its specs and features, but also a firm release date at last (and even a pre-order date to have in the diary, too).

Meta Quest 3 3

If we were putting money on it, we'd even predict that pre-orders will go live during Connect - we'll see if that's correct or not!

We already know a decent amount about the Quest 3, including what it looks like and how much it'll cost ($500), but with other regional pricing yet to be confirmed there's still a lot of room for surprises.

While we'd expect the Quest 3 to take up a lot of airtime during Meta Connect, we also know that we'll see other things covered. Mark Zuckerberg himself will give a keynote with various guests to unveil the headset, but also doubtless drop other bits of news.

We'll also learn much more about what's coming down the pike for Meta developers and learn about new apps, games and tools that should arrive soon.

You can find out even more about the planned presentations and events taking place during Meta Connect on the official website, right here.