If you can’t be there, feel there

Unlike the video calling you’re used to, Portal has Smart Camera. So it 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.

Smart Camera and Smart Sound

Private by design

Connect with Messenger

Share content

Alexa built-in

Display photos and notifications

Move and talk freely with Smart Camera and Smart Sound

Follows the action

No more “Wait... I can’t see you.” Portal’s Smart Camera intelligently adjusts to stay with the action, whether you’re moving around the kitchen or chasing the kids through the living room.

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.

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

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.

Follows the action

Follows the action

Keeps everyone in frame

Keeps everyone in frame

Voice-enhancing microphones

Voice-enhancing microphones

Camera and microphone off

Camera and microphone off

Private by design

Portal was created with privacy, safety and security in mind. And it has clear and simple settings, so you stay in control.

You can completely disable the camera and microphone with a single tap, or block the camera lens with the camera cover provided.

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

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.

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

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 other people into a group call.

Hey Portal, call Lizy.

Product varies from depiction. Messenger account and internet access required. Additional fees may apply.

Experience more together

With Story Time on Portal, you can 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.

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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.

Story Time

Story Time

Listen together

Listen together

Enjoy music, videos, news and more from our growing list of partners. And be on the lookout for more coming soon.

Some services require the use of a third-party account, and other terms and fees may apply. Inspired to develop a social experience for Portal? Click here to learn more.

Alexa Built-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.

“Alexa, how many ounces are in a cup?”
“Alexa, make a shopping list.”
“Alexa, what’s the weather?”
“Alexa, play Fluke on Spotify.”

Alexa features and functionality may differ slightly on Portal and Amazon devices.

See how real people are using Portal to stay close

Every day, people are using Portal to connect more regularly with the ones they love. These are some of their stories.

"Being able to interact with them in their ordinary lives...there’s nothing like that."

"To have all of my children and my grandchildren in one place at one time...is just the greatest feeling."

"I love feeling, you know, like I’m there with them. Because then I know that home life is good."

Stay close with Superframe

When you’re not on a call, Portal can display your Facebook photos and videos and Instagram photos, all optimized for your Portal screen. See when your friends are available to connect, even get birthday reminders.

Surround yourself with sound

Play your favorite music on Portal, and powerful speakers will fill your room with rich, hi-fi sound.

Some services require the use of a third-party account, and other terms and fees may apply.

The best of the web on Portal

Watch and stream your favorite videos, follow along while cooking a new recipe, and more on Portal’s new web browser.

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