This is a guide to help you set up and start using your Portal. Scroll down for Portal TV instructions. You can sign up for Portal emails to receive updates, essential tips, special offers, new partner apps and more. This article applies to Portal. See Portal TV article. Before setting up your Portal, make sure to review our health and safety guidelines. To set up your Portal, you'll need a Facebook or WhatsApp account. If you're having trouble using your Portal's touchscreen during setup, learn more about turning off accessibility options.
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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. And all Portal video calls are encrypted.
Your Portal contacts are the Facebook friends, Messenger connections and WhatsApp contacts of all accounts linked to your Portal. Contacts who have a green dot next to their name are recently active on their Portal, Messenger or Facebook. With Portal, you can make and receive calls to and from your Facebook friends, Messenger connections and WhatsApp contacts. Facebook Watch lets you discover videos and original shows in categories like sports, news, beauty, food and entertainment. You can create a video chat room from your Portal to chat with contacts. You can also choose to let anyone join with a link, including people who aren't a contact and those who don't have Facebook or Messenger.
These are essentially video-calling devices that use Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp to call or message friends, family and colleagues. Facebook Portal is a video communication device from Facebook. These are devices that are styled to look like digital photo frames and to sit nicely in your home as a beautiful and intelligent display until the time comes to place or receive a call.