We’ve been living with the larger of the pair for a few weeks now. If you’re not much of a Facebook or Facebook Messenger user, you may as well close the page now: this really isn’t a product for you. When you set up Portal, you’ll need to log into your Facebook account, which you’ll do using a browser link, and from there you can get the full functionality of video calling without the app at all. Doing so will let you create and add photo albums, as well as set favourites, but you don’t have to do this. Calls quality on both Messenger and WhatsApp is really good. There’s a limited range of additional apps. CALL (65) 6742-0877 for Facebook Portal Smart Screen Support . Log In. There’s another limitation to WhatsApp: you have to have the WhatsApp app open or running in the background on your phone. While on a call the Portal will pan and scan to keep you in shot. Offer may be cancelled or modified at any time without notice. 171 likes. Landing in 2018, it came during an especially rough year for … */ Valid on in-stock products only. Forgot account? However, with Portal, the social platform’s very first device launch, Facebook aims to make video calling an easier and altogether better experience. F: 888.321.1332. When it’s not being used, the Portal will display stock images or photos from your Facebook and Instagram accounts, but only if you grant it access. Void where prohibited. I feel like Portal is still a gadget for the Facebook die-hards, but while I don’t consider myself to be one of those, I have found the convenience of Portal strangely compelling. The first Facebook Portal was an impressive smart display, but its biggest problem was, well, Facebook. Learn how to use Facebook, fix a problem and get answers to your questions. Void where prohibited. 77 likes. You can stream music easily though via Spotify, Pandora and iHeart Radio. Despite the convenience it brings to video calling, this is still a gadget primarily for people who video chat over Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp a lot. 10,907 people like this. The Facebook Portal is a good device for family members who want to stay in touch, as well as Facebook video-chatting die-hards – but it doesn’t have much to offer outside of those walls. With Portal, Portal Mini, Portal TV and Portal+, there's a Portal that's perfect for everyone. Like Messenger and Instagram, Portal has a host of augmented reality effects to avail of through the Photo Booth feature. Contact. Repair on most all major household appliances We are a team of professionals with vision to revolutionize service delivery in Nigeria. To add WhatsApp contacts to your Portal TV, connect your WhatsApp account to your Portal. ‎The Portal app helps you manage your Portal devices right from your smartphone. Portal frees your hands up from holding a screen when chatting to loved ones and has an ingenious wide-angled AI-powered camera that automatically zooms in or pans out to keep everyone in the frame. The Portal’s best feature is still the camera, which tracks you around the room, although Google has now copied this in the Google Nest Hub Max. Facebook Watch is here too, but no other video apps right now. Log In. /* Add your own Mailchimp form style overrides in your site stylesheet or in this style block. Once you have bought the device, Portal is completely free to use, provided you have a Facebook account. Yes and no. Facebook Portal; Facebook Portal + 10.1-inch (260 mm) Portal | 15.6-inch (400 mm) Portal | Portal Plus | Any Model, Any Problem; Repair & Replacement: Screen | Touch Panel | Motherboard | Camera | Speaker | No Power | Water Damage | Power Adapter. This time, both Portals take their design cues from digital photo frames. The audio quality on Portal isn’t great and, as I previously mentioned, feels more finely tuned for voice over music. Related: From smart fridges to facial recognition – this is what the Ideal Home of the future will look like. Portal comes in four formats: Portal, Portal Mini, Portal+ and Portal TV. The ability to have the Portal horizontally or vertically is a new feature unless you owned the screen-spinning Plus. Open Now. Firstly, you can switch the camera or microphone (or both) off with the flick of a button. In fact, the browser experience as a whole is pretty useless. The Portal will work as a photo frame if you link your Facebook or Instagram accounts, though the calling feature will still work if you only log into WhatsApp. You can be a kitten, a bunny rabbit, play games… all via Messenger calls. Create New Account. This is a hard one. You can turn off the camera when you’re not using it. The original wedged-shaped Portal looked a bit like an Echo Show, while the Portal Plus (which Facebook is keeping available FYI) was like a PC with a rotating screen: something you’d more likely see in an office. Create New Account. Portal+ has a 15.6″ screen with handles either side making it portable, while Portal TV is a smaller device like a web cam that connects to your television, converting it into a large video screen. All four have the same connectivity, allowing you to call anyone with a Facebook or WhatsApp account. Repair Portal. Busy but still need your device(s) serviced? Aside from the discomfort of having to hold your phone in one position throughout a call, the quality of calls on a mobile device are usually peppered with unflattering angles or views of the ceiling and can even involve chasing small children around a room just so they can say hello to their grandparents. The first Facebook Portal was an impressive smart display, but its biggest problem was, well, Facebook. My Portal TV screen is going black, flickering or … For everything else, there’s Alexa, and thanks to Facebook using of Amazon’s Smart Screen SDK, can display information as well as talk. You can start a call to anyone in your Messenger friends list by saying, “Hey Portal, call Laura.” Yes, Portal has its own assistant, but it’s only for on-device tasks like calling people or opening apps. Resetting your Portal will set the device to its original factory settings and will disconnect any accounts or settings you've set on the device. WhatsApp has now joined the party, although you can only initiate a WhatsApp video call using the touchscreen, a limitation due to Facebook keeping all WhatsApp info on-device (using the assistant would require sharing contact information with the cloud, and Facebook clearly doesn’t want to destroy WhatsApp’s secure brand). ABOUT COMPUTER REPAIR LTD. Our Story. You can watch these in tandem with a call so you and the person you’re speaking to can comment on them. Netflix and other video streaming apps aren’t available on Portal yet. Truth be told, video calling friends and family on mobiles or tablets is nothing particularly new – both Skype and Apple’s FaceTime have been around for 16 and 9 years respectively. Sections of this page. Learn how to use Facebook, fix a problem, and get answers to your questions. Choose from a selection of stories to tell and watch the story come to life around you as you speak. This is how we make money. The first two look like digital photo frames – one has a 10″ screen while the other is 8″ in size. Buy now: Portal Mini in White, £129, Facebook. Available now, Portal from Facebook costs from £129. Community See All. Display your favourite photos from Facebook and Instagram and upload photos from your phone using the Portal app. But back to the calling. Valid on qualifying purchases at portal.facebook.com. Facebook is no stranger to scrutiny with regards to people’s personal security, so the company has been very careful to include a number of safety features to ensure peace of mind with Portal in your home. When not in use, you can use it as a digital photo frame, displaying your favourite albums from your Facebook account. It means you can walk around the room, go about your chores and keep chatting safe in the knowledge the other person can still see you – within reason. or. See more of Diffab on Facebook. Valid on in-stock products only. For the first Portal, I’d have almost certainly said no, but the new one has done more to win me over. Create an account or log into Facebook. Join Facebook to connect with Com Repair and others you may know. 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. 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