Oculus has introduced two new features for Gear VR and Rift (in 2017) that allow you to connect and interact with friends in virtual reality.
Oculus Parties lets you and up to three friends join a voice call from anywhere in VR. Parties ensure that no matter where you go on the platform, you can always communicate with your friends.
Once you and your friends are in a Party together, you can easily join Oculus Rooms—a private virtual space to spend time with friends in VR. From there, you can gather around the TV and watch videos, play matching or guessing games, or hit the group app launcher to jump to a multiplayer game like Dragon Front or Drop Dead. Look for even more apps to support this feature in the coming months.