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Facebook is calling you for Black Friday
Facebook is calling you for Black Friday

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With the popularity of the Amazon Echo Show and the Google Lenovo Smart Display, Facebook decided to launch their own video calling system with the Facebook Portal, which is now on sale for $149.99 — a $30 savings — at Best Buy for Black Friday.

Normally retailing for $199.99, the all-new Facebook smart display features a smart camera that can track and follow your movements without moving or shifting the display unit itself. You can now move around your home without worrying if the person on the other end can see you or not. 

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Since the Portal is from Facebook, the device seamlessly integrates with your friends and family on the social network for video calling and messaging. The Facebook Portal even works with the Amazon Alexa, so now you have the best of Facebook and Amazon in one sleek and futuristic touchscreen display. 

If you’re worried about your privacy, this smart display is designed to keep your personal information completely private. Facebook says they don’t listen to your conversations, the company can’t view you or your content during video calls, and all calls are encrypted, so video sessions are strictly between you and the person you’re talking to on the other end. 

Moreover, you can simply cover up the unit’s camera and microphone when not in use for additional peace of mind.

Need a second opinion? Best Buy customer John writes:

“I’ve watched many reviews on this product. The following camera seemed a bit gimmicky when I was watching reviews, but using it in real life, it is a game changer. I do not need to worry about positioning the camera to make the other person can see me. I can cook, clean, play with my dog while being on camera with my friends and family. Call quality is best as long as the other person is on WiFi.”

 

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