How do I use Effects during a call on my Portal?

You can use camera Effects like filters and masks during a call on your Portal. If you use Effects, they will only appear on the person who added the Effect. Shared Effects appear on everyone, but are only available when everyone on the call is using Portal.

To use Effects or Shared Effects:

  1. Tap the screen to show the call menu.
  2. Tap and then tap Effects or Shared Effects.
  3. Tap the Effect you'd like to try. You can also shuffle through Effects by tapping

To stop using Effects or Shared Effects:

  1. Tap the screen to expose the call menu.
  2. Tap Stop to stop using Effects or Shared Effects. To stop shuffling through Effects, tap

If Shared Effects don't appear during a call:

Make sure everyone on the call is using Portal. You can also try updating the software on each Portal.

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Last updated September 24, 2019
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