Facebook Portal TV now supports Zoom and GoToMeeting. Both video conferencing services, along with BlueJeans and Webex, were already available on Portal, Portal Mini, and Portal + devices. The new additions to Portal TV should make it easier to join video calls for your more fun work-from-home sessions and virtual gatherings. Facebook launched its Portal TV streaming device in September 2019 with standard portal devices. A recent survey also showed that over 50% of employees now prefer to work from home.
Through a blog post on its Tech page, Facebook announced that Zoom and GoToMeeting will be added to its Portal TV devices.
The social media platform said the portal’s smart camera helps keep users in the frame at all times, and Smart Sound improves users’ voices while minimizing background noise. “Now your favorite Zoom feature extends to the largest screen in your home, so you can work from your couch or from your desk. This includes attending meeting rooms for small group brainstorming, calendar integration to help you stay on top of your schedule, screen sharing to improve remote collaboration and backgrounds. to enhance your overall experience, ”the post read.
The blog post also mentions that according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) survey, 55% of employees now prefer homework to be scheduled more than three days a week.
Facebook launched its standard Portal and Portal TV video chat devices in September 2019. The social media giant has also added WhatsApp calling capabilities to its standard Portal devices. Last year, Facebook announced that it was expanding its augmented reality (AR) reach to third-party developers who use Facebook’s Spark AR. Creators will be able to share the effects they created using Spark AR with Messenger and Portal users starting in early 2021. There has been no further information from Facebook on this.
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