What's new on Portal?

Wondering what's new with Portal? Check out our release notes to learn what’s rolling out or may already be available on Portal.

October, 2021

  1. Call Transfer for End-to-End Encrypted Messenger Calls: Transfer Meta Messenger calls from your phone to your Portal while maintaining end-to-end encryption. Learn how to make End-to-End Encrypted calls on Portal.
  2. Favorite Messenger Groups: Find and favorite your existing Meta Messenger groups in the Contacts app on Portal.
  3. Messenger Call Controls: Tap your screen during a call to see redesigned call controls including an Add People button in the top left of your call screen.
  4. Birthday Video Messages: Through birthday reminders on the home screen you can click and send your contacts a birthday video message through Messenger to help them celebrate.
  5. Play Notion: Notion is an in-call multiplayer AR game where you guess your friends’ opinions on different topics. Try playing during a call between two or more Portal users by saying, “Hey Portal, let’s play Notion” or tapping the Play Time icon and tapping the Family Fun category.
  6. ESPN for Portal TV: Download the ESPN app on your Portal TV to stream ESPN and ESPN+ (only available in the US).

September, 2021

  1. Portal Calendar App: Sync your Outlook and Google calendar to view your personal appointments or meetings at a glance from the Home Screen. You can easily join a meeting from the Home Screen. Learn how to link your calendar and use the app.
  2. Alexa Discovery Surface App: Manage smart home devices, routines, alarms, music, smart doorbells and more by touch through the Alexa Discovery Surface App on Portal. The app is automatically enabled when you link your Alexa account on Portal. Learn how to connect your Alexa account.
  3. Bluetooth Headset Support: Use a Bluetooth headset for Portal calls when you want a little privacy or so you don’t disturb others. Bluetooth connectivity is available for calls on Messenger, WhatsApp, Zoom, BlueJeans, and more. Learn how to connect your Bluetooth headset.
  4. Contacts App: The Contacts App delivers more accurate search results from a partial match and shows your most recent searches so that you can easily start a call with individuals or a group you searched for recently.

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Last updated December 1, 2021
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