Over the next few months we are updating how your Portal’s home screen looks. Learn more about the new home screen.

How do I use my Portal’s new home screen?

This article applies to Portal

Watch this video to see basic tips for your new home screen.

When your Portal is idle it will display photos. To start using your Portal, tap your touch screen to access apps, make calls and explore tips.

View your apps

  • Tap your Apps to view all your Portal apps.

Learn how to manage your Portal apps.

Make a call

Recent and favorite contacts will display on your home screen.

  • Tap your home screen to view your recent and favorite contacts in the top right corner.
  • Swipe right and left to scroll through your recent and favorite contacts.
  • Tap to see more contacts.

Manage your tip and recommendation cards

  • Tap your home screen to view tip and recommendation cards.
  • Swipe up to see more cards.
  • Swipe right to remove the tip or recommendation card from your screen. Your last tip or recommendation card can’t be removed.

Access controls

  • Swipe up from the bottom of your screen to adjust brightness and volume, turn Bluetooth on and off, and access more controls.

Switch accounts

  • Tap the profile picture in the top left corner.

Return to home screen

  • Tap at the top of your screen.

Was this article helpful?

Last updated July 14, 2021
Copy Link

Looking for something else?

Get emails from Facebook about Portal and other Facebook hardware products.

Portal voice command availability varies. 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. Some features may require a Facebook account and downloading the Portal mobile app. Additional account registration, terms and fees may apply.

*Offer valid July 24, 2021 (9:00 pm PST) – August 8, 2021 (11:59 pm PST). Limit 4 devices per transaction. Valid on qualifying purchases at portal.facebook.com. Subject to availability, quantities are limited. Not valid on prior orders or purchases; cannot be transferred or otherwise redeemed for cash. Cannot be combined with other offers, discounts, bundles, or coupons. Facebook Technologies, LLC reserves the right to cancel or modify this offer at any time without notice. Void where prohibited.

©2021 Facebook, Inc. or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Facebook, Portal from Facebook and the Facebook logo are trademarks of Facebook, Inc. Amazon, Alexa and all related logos are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.