On Portal you can call the Facebook friends, Messenger connections and WhatsApp contacts of any accounts linked to your Portal. While Portal is only sold in select countries, you can use your Portal to call friends located in any country where the Messenger app or WhatsApp are supported. Currently, Portal calls can only be received from other Portal devices, from WhatsApp on mobile devices, from the Messenger app on mobile devices or tablets, from messenger. Your Portal contacts are the Facebook friends, Messenger connections and WhatsApp contacts of all accounts linked to your Portal. If you share a Portal with others, all accounts that have been linked to your Portal will share contacts on Portal. Anyone who shares your Portal will have access to the contacts on the device and will be able to make and answer calls. From Home on your Portal, tap Contacts.
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Setting up your Facebook Portal is a super easy process that will take you just a few minutes. First, you need to power up your Portal. Plug the power cord that came with it into the back of the screen, then plug it into the wall. Now, you can follow the on-screen instructions to give your Portal a name. The Portal will work as a photo frame if you link your Facebook or Instagram accounts, though the calling feature will still work if you only log into WhatsApp. One of the biggest uses for Portal is using it as a photo frame.
What is Facebook Portal?
These are essentially video-calling devices that use Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp to call or message friends, family and colleagues. Facebook Portal is a video communication device from Facebook. These are devices that are styled to look like digital photo frames and to sit nicely in your home as a beautiful and intelligent display until the time comes to place or receive a call. The focus of these devices is very much on video calling and "putting people at the centre". Facebook hopes the Portal range of smart displays will help connect more people in your life more easily.
With Portal, you can make and receive calls to and from your Facebook friends and WhatsApp contacts. You can't call Messenger connections that don't have Facebook accounts. Currently, Portal calls can only be received on Portal devices, on the Messenger app on mobile phones or tablets, on messenger. Calling on messenger. In order to call a WhatsApp contact from your Portal, the contact must have WhatsApp open or in standby mode on their mobile phone.