You might have seen the Facebook Portal on a shelf at Best Buy or seen one of the more recent advertisements on TV, like that over the top Super Bowl commercial. And like many viewers, you might have asked yourself: what exactly is the Facebook Portal device? The smart device has not gotten as much widespread media coverage as others have, a fact that Facebook is now taking pains to remedy. Of course, the Portal is also plagued by the Cambridge Analytica controversy and more modern ongoing privacy concerns. The Facebook Portal device is a smart display. If you make a lot of video calls, Facebook Portal has a couple of features that make it stand out from other video-calling services. First and foremost, its Smart Camera automatically pans and zooms to make sure everyone in the call remains in the frame. It will widen its field of view to make sure newcomers to the conversation stay within the chat, and if you move around the room the camera can follow you to keep you centered in the frame. The Facebook Portal device also has its own voice commands.
Makes video calls with Messenger and WhatsApp
What is Facebook Portal?
The devices help Veterans connect with their Caregivers, families and friends to reduce isolation and improve social connectivity. Facebook donated over 7, Portal video calling devices for Veterans and their Caregiver or family member. We believe this technology will help Veterans who might otherwise be unreachable. Portal from Facebook is a home video communications device that makes it easier for people to connect with each other. The Portal video-calling devices have a Smart Camera that keeps up with the action so people can move and talk hands-free. If someone enters the room, the camera automatically widens to keep everyone in view.
Facebook's video calling smart display connects you with friends and family
Facebook expands its smart home reach with a refresh that includes two new devices. Facebook introduced two new Portal devices in addition to a refresh of its inch Portal smart screen this week. They join the first-edition Portal Plus , which has not been updated. The devices are designed primarily with video calling in mind and are controlled using Facebook's own "Hey, Portal" voice service, as well as via built-in Alexa functionality. Conversations over privacy have eclipsed sales of Portal devices over the last year, making clear the social networking giant is battling its own reputation for market share.
Working from home? Be more productive with Portal. Learn More. Compare Portals. Ship to multiple addresses at no extra cost. Smart video calling on the biggest screen in your home. Smart video calling on a Portal comes with Alexa Built-in, so you can see and do more. Just ask. Easily disable the camera and the microphone, or block the lens with the camera cover.