14.10.19

Facebook is bringing Portal video calls to offices

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The recently introduced Portal from Facebook video calling devices can now be used in offices for workers to make voice and video calls.

The 8-inch Portal Mini and 10-inch Portal smart devices will be able to speak with up to 50 participants in each video call, a company spokesperson told VentureBeat in an email.

Workplace by Facebook is now available as an app for Portal, which means that it can be combined with Portal on a desk, or in the home.

Workplace by Facebook was spawned out of Facebook for Work, and now has three million paying users, with a million added in the last eight months alone.

Until now, Facebook has positioned Portal as a way to chat with friends and family, but the new work-focused updates suggest Facebook caould be targeting corporates and office workers as well.