This is a guide to help you set up and start using your Portal. Scroll down for Portal TV instructions. You can sign up for Portal emails to receive updates, essential tips, special offers, new partner apps and more. This article applies to Portal.
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You can have up to 4 accounts linked to your Portal TV. The accounts you add must be Facebook friends with an account already connected to your Portal TV. You can add and remove accounts by tapping Settings and then tapping the Accounts tab on your Portal. Your Portal contacts are the Facebook friends, Messenger connections and WhatsApp contacts of all accounts linked to your Portal. With Portal, you can make and receive calls to and from your Facebook friends, Messenger connections and WhatsApp contacts. You can add or remove photos by tapping the toggle next to any albums or photo collections listed in the display settings menu. When you're not on a call, you can display photos of you and your friends and family on your Portal.
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You can use it to watch videos, play games and find out the local weather, or help you tell children's stories. Here are tips that will take you beyond making simple phone calls and some tips to make using a Portal easier, too. If you swipe left from the home screen you'll see a selection of apps. One of them is called Watch. The name really doesn't clue you in to everything it does. Using it, you can watch featured Facebook videos, watch livestream videos from gamers an view the videos you saved from your Facebook timeline.
The Facebook Portal smart display is great at making video calls to Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp contacts, and while its setup process is easy, it is somewhat lengthy. Insert the power cord into the back of the Portal, and plug it into an outlet. After the Portal connects to your network, it will automatically download and install the latest update. During this time, you can take a virtual tour of the device. After the Portal has finished downloading the update, it will ask you to restart it. Once the Portal has restarted, press continue to agree to the terms of service.