About two months ago, Facebook launched the Messenger Rooms, its alternative to Zoom for making group video calls, and during these last weeks we have been seeing how it has been introducing it through its different applications, as promised in the beginning. .
And true to that promise, Messenger Rooms are now coming to the Portal smart display device family, including Portal TV, a device with an integrated webcam, designed to bring the capabilities of Portal smart displays to the main televisions in homes.
With its arrival, Portal device users They can both create new group video calls and join those to which they have been invited. They can even communicate with invited people who do not have a user account on Facebook.
Within each group video call, they can make use of Augmented Reality effects or also the Story Time function.
But they are not the only novelties introduced in Portal devices, since they also arrive new backgrounds to use for video calls, also including dynamic backgrounds, whether using Messenger or using Messenger Rooms.
Likewise, Portal users they will now be able to broadcast live on their pages and groups through the Live function. Until now, they could only broadcast live on their Facebook profiles.
But there is more, since there is also the possibility of sharing photos from the phone in Messenger using the Portal mobile application. new Augmented Reality effects, and later this month they arrive two new stories to the Call Corner in Portal.
And lastly, with Hey Portal you can also make hands-free calls and hold morning information sessions. Later on, this feature will support British English and gain the ability to initiate calls on WhatsApp.
From the Facebook team they are already working to bring more news to their family of Portal smart screen devices.