You can ask Portal to help with calling, music, setting timers or alarms, weather and more.
When Portal hears the wake word, “Hey Portal,” it will start to record your voice interaction and create a computer-generated transcription of the recording.
“Hey Portal” works independently from other voice services such as Amazon Alexa.
Stored “Hey Portal” voice interactions are kept on Facebook servers for up to 3 years. We delete “false wakes” within 90 days of detection.
If your Portal is shared, then all 'Hey Portal' voice interactions and settings for that device will be accessible to you and the other owners.
Some third party apps or services on Portal, like Spotify, will respond to your “Hey Portal” voice commands.
We have a team of vetted, trained transcription vendors and select Facebook employees who assist in reviewing “Hey Portal” voice interactions.
We use both machine processes and human reviewers to train our voice services so that we can more accurately respond to your voice commands.
“Hey Portal” voice interactions are used in a few different ways.
Portal only makes a recording when it hears the wake word, “Hey Portal.”
“Hey Portal” and “Hey Facebook” are wake words that lets you use Portal hands-free.
Recordings and transcripts of Portal voice commands will appear in each linked account's Activity Log, where they can be accessed, managed and deleted...
You can connect to Alexa during the initial setup of your Portal TV, or from the Settings menu.
Basic features and functionality on Portal can be controlled by saying “Hey Portal” and making a command. Portal also has Amazon Alexa built in for additional voice interactions.
Get emails from Facebook about Portal and other Facebook hardware products.
“Hey 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.
*Portal and Portal TV Sale: Offer valid 5/27/21 (9:00 pm PST) – 6/26/21 (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. Savings automatically applied at checkout. 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.