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FB to unveil new versions of Portal video-chat devices

Reuters Scottsdale | Updated on June 11, 2019 Published on June 11, 2019

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.

Published on June 11, 2019
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