- You can use a Facebook Portal device with Messenger to call certain contacts.
- Not all features of the Messenger chat app are available on Portal devices.
- Having Facebook Messenger isn’t a requirement to use Portal, but the chat platform can enhance your experience through Rooms, AR, and more.
- Portal is a series of specialized tablets and video-calling devices made by Facebook that feature an enhanced camera and speaker.
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Portal, Facebook’s proprietary tablet, is explicitly geared to video chatting with your cadre of Facebook contacts.
That includes your Messenger contacts, an advantage for those Facebook users who spend more time on the chat app than the social media platform.
Despite being a Facebook-made device, it’s not a requirement