Before setting up your Portal, make sure to review our health and safety guidelines. To set up your Portal, you'll need a Facebook or WhatsApp account. If you're having trouble using your Portal's touchscreen during setup, learn more about turning off accessibility options. Once your Portal is plugged in, follow the on-screen instructions to begin setup. Once you have finished connecting an account, follow the remaining on-screen instructions to complete setup. You can do things like connect your Portal to music accounts, set up Amazon Alexa, display your photos and learn more about using Portal. Some features, including Facebook Watch, Facebook Gaming, Facebook Live and Superframe customization aren't available when you set up your Portal with WhatsApp only or when a WhatsApp-only login exists on a shared device. See portal. Portal TV allows you to make video calls through your TV screen. The other Portals come with screens of different sizes and can be placed anywhere in your home.
- Facebook's video calling device explored
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.
Logging in to Facebook
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. They each have different designs aesthetics, but they're both focused on video chatting and meant to make it feel like you're in the same room with the person on the other end of the call.
This article applies to: Portal TV. Before you begin, learn what you need to set up your Portal TV. Avoid placing your Portal TV directly on top of a speaker, too close to a speaker, directly on top of a sound bar or too close to a sound bar. Your Portal remote may require updating. This can take up to 5 minutes, depending on your connection. To finish setting up your Portal TV, follow the remaining on-screen instructions to complete setup. See portal.