Messenger Rooms Are Now Available On Portal From Facebook Video-Calling Devices

Facebook has added some new features to its Facebook Portal video-calling devices. The company announced on Tuesday that it will be launching Messenger Rooms feature on Portal, and users will also be able to go Live from Facebook Portal to Pages as well as Groups.

With the addition of Messenger Rooms, users will be able to start group video calls with up to fifty participants. Moreover, people can participate in the Facebook Messenger Room group video conversation without a Facebook account. Portal Spaces provides users lively backdrops that transform over time. You can use these dynamic backdrops as backgrounds for video conversations.

Facebook explained in a blog post that users can blur their background using Portal Spaces. You can also replace the background with a pre-selected picture using these Portal Spaces. Previously, the Facebook Live app for Portal allowed users to broadcast to their personal profiles. With the new updates, users will be able to go Live on their Facebook Groups and Pages from Facebook Portal.

Facebook Portal owners will now be able to share images from their smartphones through the Portal mobile application while on the Messenger calls. The social network stated that you can now share images from your mobile using the Portal application with your friends and family members while on Messenger call.

The company has also added a new AR effect to Facebook Portal. Augmented reality virtual cards have also been added to Portal which allows users to send immersive cards to mark particular occasions. Two new stories are also coming to Story Time on Portal. The company stated that Facebook will bring two new stories to Portal’s Story Time later this month.

This first story is ‘The Okay Book’ by Todd Parr, and the second title is ‘How To Eat Pizza’ by Jon Burgerman. The social media network said that more titles will also be added to Story Time on Portal this summer. Finally, Facebook will be adding new functionalities to ‘Hey Portal’ voice commands.

The company said that commands in British English will be added and the company will also add the capability to start WhatsApp calls via Portal. These new functionalities will surely be very beneficial for users as people are looking for ways to stay connected during the pandemic. The usage of video calling apps have surged during the pandemic, and the ability to start group video conversations with up to fifty individuals at the same time will be very useful for people. The new features will surely become popular among users.

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