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Facebook unveils new video chat devices, plans virtual meeting rooms


  • Tech News
  • Saturday, 20 Oct 2018

With a flap for the camera, Facebook hopes to put at least some privacy concerns at bay. — dpa

With a flap for the camera, Facebook hopes to put at least some privacy concerns at bay. — dpa

Facebook says it wants to deepen connections between people with new video chat devices called the Portal and the Portal Plus.

The devices are a combination of a screen, a webcam and a smart speaker and will initially only be available on the US market. The camera automatically follows the participants in a video call around the room. If another person joins, they're automatically included in the picture.

   

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