Teenagers are divided on the metaverse, most hardly use VR headsets, research shows

The use of Facebook and Instagram is in steady decline among younger users, but Meta may not find it easier to build an audience in its new virtual reality gambit. A recent Gen Z research report by Piper Sandler (thank you, Fast Company) said that 50% of teens surveyed are unsure of “the metaverse” or have no interest and do not plan to buy a VR headset.

26% of teens own a VR device, according to the survey, but only 5% use it daily, while 48% of teenage headset owners “rarely” use it. Of the teens who do not own a VR headset, only 9% actively plan to buy one.