Facebook has launched a bunch of new features for its Portal lineup of devices, such as Messenger Rooms and custom backgrounds, all of which are designed to improve your calling and entertainment experiences. Some of the new features are also similar to functionality already available in competitor apps like Zoom. Here8217;s everything you need to know about the Portal8217;s new features.
You can go 8220;live8221; from Portal to Facebook Pages and Groups. Previously, the Facebook Live app on Portal would let you broadcast to your personal profile. This functionality has been expanded to now include your Pages and Groups.
You can now share photos from your phone using the Portal mobile app while on a Messenger call. Facebook is also offering things to do during your call; you can send AR virtual cards or enjoy new Story Time stories (The Okay Book by Todd Parr and How To Eat Pizza by Jon Burgerman).
Your Portal software will automatically update when connected to Wi-Fi and turned on. You can also manually update, however. To manually update the software on your Portal, Portal+, or Portal Mini, follow these steps: