The Meta (previously Fb) Portal is getting a variety of updates, together with one that allows you to flick thru your Fb pals’ tales hands-free, as detailed in a submit on the About Facebook blog. You may entry the characteristic by saying, “Hey Portal, present me Tales.”
Along with Tales, now you can ask the Fb Assistant to show latest Fb posts, responses, and photographs. Beforehand, there wasn’t any native help for Fb, because it was solely accessible by means of an internet browser.
And whereas the Portal may all the time take footage of you throughout a name, it by no means had a characteristic that allow you to seize pictures of your pals or relations on the opposite facet of the display screen — one thing that Facebook reportedly said was as a consequence of privateness causes again in 2018. However now, the Portal will allow you to take screenshots throughout Messenger calls by saying, “Hey Portal, take a photograph.” You may then share the photograph by means of Messenger, identical to you’ll with every other photograph or video.
Meta has additionally added help for AR results on each side of a Messenger name, it doesn’t matter what gadget you or your caller is utilizing. In different phrases, in case your caller is utilizing a cellphone or pill instead of a Portal, they’ll now have the ability to see the AR results that you simply activate.
Three new video games are coming to the Portal as nicely, together with Quizbee, Sequencer, and Port-a-Pet, all of that are accessible by means of the Picture Sales space app. Whereas Quizbee is actually a trivia recreation, Sequencer checks your means to memorize random quantity sequences, and Port-a-Pet helps you to work together with a digital pet utilizing verbal instructions.
Lastly, Meta has followed through on its promise to integrate Microsoft Teams with Portal, because the video conferencing characteristic will probably be obtainable on the gadget beginning December eighth. ESPN, together with ESPN Plus, may also be obtainable on the Portal, Portal Plus, and Portal Go within the US “later this month.” ESPN was beforehand solely obtainable on Portal TV.