Meta adds ‘personal boundaries’ to Horizon Worlds and Venues to combat harassment

Deepak Gupta February 4, 2022
Updated 2022/02/04 at 7:03 PM

It’s a feature called Personal Boundary in its VR spaces and Horizon Venues to combat harassment. Each will have a bubble with a virtual two-foot radius, so they won’t be able to get within about four feet of each other.


If someone tries to move into your personal space, forward movement will stop when they get too close. However, Meta said that avatars will still be able to pass through each other, so users don’t get stuck in a corner or doorway.

The Personal Boundary feature, which users won’t be able to turn off, builds on previous measures Meta has added to combat harassment, such as making an avatar’s hands disappear when they enter someone else’s personal space. Just before, for everyone aged 18 and over in the US and Canada in December, a beta tester your avatar has been groped by a stranger.

Eventually, you will be able to change the radius of your Personal Limit. Users can still greet other avatars, but they need to extend their arms to do so.

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