Facebook continues to expand the offer of his “Portal”devices for video telephony, and provides, for the first time for a camera to Connect it to the TV.

in addition, there are two new “Portal”models, the recall externally, more and more frames. The video telephony devices are now sold in the UK, France, Italy, Spain, Australia, and new Zealand-but in Germany. What is new is that you can not only make phone calls via the Facebook Messenger, but also via WhatsApp, such as the Online network announced on Tuesday.

The “Portal TV”device is connected via a HDMI Port to the TV, and has, in addition to the camera is eight microphones. Among the features are the ability to Facebook-Videos even while on a call, to look at.

In the United States, the Weckwort “Hey, Portal to be launched in” a language assistant. Facebook expressly points out that conversations with the devices recorded and will be saved by default – and that the fragments may be heard by a “trained Team” for the improvement of the service. The finding that the tape recordings of the interaction with language assistants from various providers will be consulted on the part of the people, had caused massive criticism. In the “Portal”devices, even Amazon’s is the assistant to Alexa language.

Facebook had raised the “Portal”series last fall on the market. Similar devices include the Amazon, as well as from different manufacturers with the assistant Software Google Assistant Voice on Board.

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