Facebook’s Portal Video Chat Devices Launch Today

One of the largest social media platforms, Facebook has made its new smart video chat devices which is Portal and Portal+, which is available for purchase in America as of now.

The Portal is available for purchase for consumers for $199 and Portal+ for $349 from the official link of portal.facebook.com, BestBuy.com, Amazon.com and as well as the Amazon Books and Best Buy retail stores, the company revealed yesterday.

Portal has a display capacity of 10 inches with the pixel resolution of 1280×800, and a Portal+ brings a 15 inch 1920×1080 pixels which is pivoting the display. The Portal devices come up with a group calling which can resist around seven people at the same time.

The device is powered and supported by the Artificial Intelligence, Portal “smart camera” automatically pans and zooms to keep everyone in view and its “smart sound” feature enhances the voice of whoever is talking.

The device also allows the user to make the hand's free voice calls by just saying the “Hey Portal” and stating who they would like to call. Portal also comes up with the Amazon Alexa built in, so that the users can ask a question, add items to your shopping list, control your smart home and set a timer.

According to the report which has been revealed last month, “Portal” devices would be going to share the data about the calls and apps which users use to advertisers on other platforms which are solely owned by the social media giant.

In its statement on Wednesday, Facebook stressed that Portal video calls are encrypted. “Facebook does not listen to, view or keep the contents of your Portal video calls, so this information cannot be used for advertising. In addition, Portal video calls are encrypted, so your calls are secure,” the social media giant said.

“You can delete your Portal's voice history in your Facebook Activity Log. We don't use Portal voice commands to target ads,” Facebook said.

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