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Learn About Facebook Portal

If you can’t be there,
feel there

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.

Move and talk freely
with Smart Camera
and Smart Sound

Man on screen

Follows the action

Whether you’re moving around the kitchen or chasing the kids through the living room, Portal’s Smart Camera adjusts to follow the action.

Keeps everyone in frame

As more people enter a room, Smart Camera automatically widens to keep everyone in view, so you don’t miss a moment.

Family on screen
Minimizing background noise

Voice-enhancing microphones

Portal enhances the voice of whoever is talking, wherever they move in the room, and minimizes unwanted background noises.

Camera and
microphone off

Completely disable the camera and microphone with a single tap. You’ll still see notifications, but you’ll appear inactive to other users.

Camera and microphone

Private by design

You can completely disable the camera and microphone with a single tap. This mode
physically disconnects the camera and microphone, and they cannot be turned back
on without pressing the button again.

Call Security

Facebook doesn't listen to, view or keep the contents of your Portal video calls. Your conversations stay between you and the people you're calling.

Voice Command History

Like other voice-enabled devices, Portal only sends voice commands to Facebook servers after you say, “Hey Portal.” You can delete your Portal's voice history in your Facebook Activity Log.

Smart Camera

For added security, Smart Camera uses AI technology that runs locally on Portal, not on Facebook servers. Portal’s camera does not use facial recognition and does not identify who you are.

Connect with friends,
even if they don’t have Portal

Use your voice to easily call friends and family on Messenger — calls can be made seamlessly to and from smartphones and tablets. And you can bring up to six people into a group call.*

Experience more together

With Portal, story time will never be the same — become some of your children's
favorite characters as you read along to well-loved stories. And if friends or family also
have Portal, you can listen to your favorite music together as if you were in the same
>room, without delays or feedback.

Interactive stories

With music, animation and augmented reality effects, Portal lets you get into stories like never before.

Share the music you love

Enjoy your favorite songs, albums or playlists with your friends. Sing along or have a dance party from miles away.**

Enjoy music, videos, news and more from our growing
list of partners.

Facebook Watch
Food Network
Spotify
Pandora
iHeart Radio
Newsy
Alexa built-in

Amazon Alexa built right in

Portal has Alexa built-in, so you can ask a question, set a timer, add items to your
shopping list, control your smart home and more. Just ask.***

People on screen

Stay close with Superframe

When you’re not on a call, Portal can display your Facebook photos and videos. You can also see when your closest contacts are available to connect, and get birthday reminders.

Surround yourself with sound

Ask Portal to play your favorite music, and powerful speakers will fill your room with rich, hi-fi sound.

Music on screen

Choose your Portal