Facebook’s video calling device ‘Portal’ will now work with just a WhatsApp account, allowing users to make video calls to friends, and access features like ‘Story Time’, even if they don’t have a Facebook account.
‘Story Time’ lets you bring children’s stories to life, with Augmented Reality effects that change your appearance to match the characters.
In a statement yesterday, Facebook said, they are adding new renditions of classic stories such as ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ and ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’, plus new tales from ‘Llama Llama’, ‘Pete the Cat’, and ‘Otto’.
With Workplace on Portal, users can collaborate more effectively, building strong relationships with co-workers, regardless of distance.
Portal TV brings the Portal experience to the biggest screen in people’s homes. ‘Photo Booth’ is coming to Portal TV, so users can snap selfies and take videos, add effects, and then share them with people on ‘Messenger’.
Users can also live-stream from Portal directly to their Facebook profile via Facebook Live.