From effortless hands-free video calling to Spark AR-powered Story Time and more , Portal from Facebook helps you connect with the people who matter most. Starting today, you can easily hang out with friends and family on group video calls with Messenger Rooms on Portal. Host celebrations with up to 50 people, gather a book club, or just hang out on the couch with friends.
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Get emails from Facebook about Portal and other Facebook hardware products. Learn more. Screen images simulated. User experience may vary. Requires wireless internet connection and Facebook or WhatsApp account. WhatsApp is not available on tablets. Features, functionality, and content vary and may not be available on all Portal models or in all areas and languages.
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. Not to mention, stiff competition from the likes of Apple , Google and Amazon have further thwarted Facebook's attempt to stake a serious claim in the fast-growing smart home space.