Facebook rolls out some of a major update for its Portal smart monitors. Although the company's units have not been well received on the market, mainly due to the privacy issues around its brand, the company continues to push both the portal and the portal +.
Today's update brings a new browser into the portal so you can browse the web and favorite places on the devices. The update introduces a new manual zoom mode for its smart camera, which previously had an autozoom feature that was built to focus on the subject during video calls, for example. With today's update, you can zoom in to what you want.
The update gives some other less useful features like a bunch of new Instant Games from Messenger, including games like battleships, drawing something, Sudoku and words with friends, reports TechCrunch. The company introduces some new AR masks to the units also during the holidays.
And finally, the Portal Music Sharing feature that lets you listen to music from services like Spotify with others on a call through the device now supports iHeartRadio. All features are rolling out today.
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