FB to un­veil new ver­sions of Por­tal video-chat de­vices

The Hindu Business Line - - IT & TELECOM -

Face­book plans to re­lease new ver­sions of its Por­tal video chat­ting de­vices this au­tumn, the com­pany’s Vice-Pres­i­dent of AR/ VR, An­drew Bos­worth, said dur­ing an in­ter­view at the Code Con­fer­ence in Scotts­dale, Ari­zona.

“We have a lot more that we’re go­ing to un­veil later in this fall, new form fac­tors that we’re go­ing to be ship­ping,” Bos­worth said of the new de­vices.

The re­lease of the new video chat de­vices fits into Face­book’s fo­cus to­ward pri­vate mes­sag­ing by en­cryp­tion of con­ver­sa­tions on more of its mes­sag­ing ser­vices. Bos­worth said in the in­ter­view on Mon­day the de­vices did not have the abil­ity to record things and were only for calls.

“There was a lot of con­ver­sa­tion around us launch­ing Por­tal. But it’s about what Face­book is at its core. It’s en­tirely about pri­vate con­ver­sa­tion,” he said.

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