Facebook Portal Video Calling Device

Facebook Portal Video Calling Device

If you can’t be there, feel there with Portal
Facebook Portal is a brand of smart displays developed in 2018 by Facebook, Inc. The product line consists of four models (Portal, Portal Plus, Portal Mini, and Portal TV) that provide video chat via Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp, augmented by a camera that can automatically zoom and track people's movements.
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  • Launch
    No more “Wait... I can’t see you.” Portal’s Smart Camera automatically adjusts to stay with the action, whether you’re moving around the kitchen or chasing the kids through the living room.
    Portal TV
  • Announcement
    #3 Product of the day
    Facebook Portal ranked 3rd Product of the day for Oct 8, 2018 with 241 upvotes and 46 comments
    Oct 8, 2018
  • Launch

    Connecting through Portal feels like being together in the same room, even when you’re far apart. And Portal makes it easier to connect more regularly with the most important people in your life.

    Facebook Portal

Questions about Facebook Portal Video Calling Device

Frequently asked questions

Yes, Facebook Portal is seen as both good and the ideal choice for many seniors. With its simple yet stylish look as a digital photo frame, and its relative ease of both setup and use compared to its smart display competitors, Facebook Portal is lauded by many as the perfect choice for seniors to stay in touch with their family and friends.

Yes, according to Facebook, their Facebook Portal device is safe to use as all video calls are encrypted. All Portal video calls made through Whatsapp are end-to-end encrypted, and all video calls made through Facebook Messenger are encrypted in transit. Furthermore, Facebook says that it does not listen to, view, record, or keep the contents of any video or audio calls made on your Facebook Portal device. It seems that in this way at least, Facebook is listening to consumer concerns over the many privacy and ethical issues regarding what Facebook does with its users' data. However, many are suggesting caution as collecting data on its users is simply what Facebook does.

Yes, according to many users of this device, Facebook Portal does in fact provide an excellent experience when it comes to video calling through Facebook Messenger and Whatsapp. While many consumers have countered that the Amazon Echo Show and the Google Nest Hub are superior in some ways (for example both have better Voice Assistants and are less expensive), Facebook has a certain edge with the huge amount of potential customers who use Facebook Messenger and Whatsapp regularly. The Facebook Portal device makes video calling that much easier and more convenient for the average user.

No, there is no monthly fee for Facebook Portal. All you need is a wifi connection, a power outlet for the device to be plugged into, and for it to be connected to the user's Facebook Messenger's account.

Facebook Portal is essentially a smart display that is cleverly styled to look like a digital photo frame, which can be placed anywhere in the user's household. Built into the Facebook Portal device are its AI-powered "Smart Camera" and "Smart Sound" features. These features allow the device to track the person (or multiple people) speaking and adjusts the camera view and sound accordingly so that maximum visual and auditory clarity is achieved for the users.

Facebook Portal is the first in a new line of video-calling devices now offered by Facebook. With Facebook Portal, users will be able to video call or message friends, family, and colleagues through Facebook Messenger or Whatsapp.