Facebook Portal is a real treat for this holiday season. It is designed to accentuate video chatting with family and friends. In Facebook, we already have our contacts and a book for our lives. What has been missing is a streamlined, live video app that replaces calls, texting and chats. The technology has been around a while, and there are many capable solutions. However, it is Facebook’s network that really makes this application stand out. Read More »
Facebook Portal outdoes the competition when it comes to smart video calling apps and hardware. The social media giant recognizes its networking advantages and has made the most of it. Here is a list of some of the more prominent features of Portal:
- works with a suite of well-known video calling apps
- easy setup using Facebook or WhatsApp
- timely notifications to coordinate with friends and family when they are online
- Smart Camera follows you around the room, zooming in or out so you’re always in the shot
- a suite of technologies takes your shared experiences to another level so that each participant feels like they are right there with you
- “Hey Portal” provides voice control through the limited support of Amazon Alexa for making and answering calls, volume adjustments, news, weather updates, and more
- high quality streaming
- multiple options, designs and budget devices to meet most user needs
The Facebook Portal Mini is priced cheaper than the Google Nest Hub Max and Amazon Echo Show. The only real difference between the smaller and larger Portals are their display sizes. Security and privacy were fundamental to the development. Facebook designed its Portal devices with standard hardware privacy controls. The digital picture frame feature launches when the Portal is not in use.
The Destiny of Communicating Meaningful Experiences
Video screen communication is how we envision the world coming of age. This is how science fiction films have been presenting our future for decades. Replacing telephone calls with live feeds is just a natural progression. After all, most communication happens non-verbally.
While there’s nothing like in-person interactions, video communication is a far improvement over the telephone. We have had this capability for some time. However,it’s only now that Facebook is able to put it all together in a user friendly package for the masses. Portal makes video communications easy, seamless and productive to use.
Intellectual Exchanges Devoid of Bias
In Facebook Portal, what you have is the world truly coming together unlike anything before. Consider how the telephone changed the world. People were instantly able to communicate ideas in real time. However, there is a limitation to phone and text communications. The human mind will form opinions rather quickly. Images and video allow us to come to our own conclusions about how to experience an event that we were not all privy to.
Social media has been transformative for both individuals and the global community. Unfortunately, it has also led to ideas of ‘fake’ news reporting and other distrust. Is it no wonder why so many people wish to see videos when searching for a review or something to count one? We want something that we can verify.
This is where live video becomes really valuable. Consider an image from a major news story. Does the large print headline positioned directly above the image impact your initial emotions? It’s a more pure, and hence honest, experience of events that Portal can bring to daily life.
Facebook Portal offers a wealth of features and options to meet virtually every user’s needs. It is a long-awaited solution that maybe only Facebook was capable of solving (at least in a timely fashion). The networks Facebook facilitates, and the meaning behind individual pages, have cherished value. It is our destiny to share our experiences in more meaningful ways. Portal’s video solution places experiences at the forefront and leaves opinions as the descriptive and colorful commentary they are meant to be. Simply, Facebook Portal helps to bring the world closer together in more meaningful ways.
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