Portal from Facebook

Portal from Facebook

By Facebook, Inc.

  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Release Date: 2019-05-29
  • Current Version: 22.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 89.26 MB
  • Developer: Facebook, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
Score: 3.6087
From 69 Ratings


The Portal app helps you manage your Portal devices right from your smartphone. Portal and Portal+ are home video communications devices that make it easier to connect with loved ones, and feel like you’re in the same room, even when you’re far apart. With the Portal app, you can send photos directly to your Portal's Superframe, call your Portal, manage your favorites and more. ADD PHOTOS TO SUPERFRAME The Portal app makes it easy to add photos to your Portal's Superframe right from your phone's camera roll. CALL HOME FROM YOUR PHONE When you're away from home, you can use the Portal app to call the Portal in your home and easily talk to household members. MANAGE YOUR FAVORITES Add and manage people you regularly call as “favorites” right from your smartphone.



  • Update: You CAN call your own Portal device again

    By Apple12587
    Update: Developer response is correct that the bug was in Messenger. Updating the Messenger app did not fix the problem for me—I had to completely delete and redownload the app—but it works now! Thanks for the quick response! (I guess it wasn’t like “trying to call yourself with your own phone number” after all 🤔.) Old review: Yes, it SAYS you can [call your own device]. But when you hit the big “call” button on the app, it just opens the Messenger app [and nothing happens]. I tried chatting Portal support, and the person I talked just denied that it is even possible to call your own Portal. He told me (exact quote) “you can't call your account from the same account. The Portal works by using Facebook Messenger. So, that would be like trying to call yourself with your own phone number.” So I don’t know if he’s just an idiot, or whether Portal customer support people actually aren’t trained on the basic features of the device, or if the app is just glitchy and worthless. But either way, I can’t call my own Portal. So one star for the device, or the app, or the help.
  • Facebook Live to Groups

    By SimpleSimons
    I was so excited to get my Portal last spring to enable our small company to use Facebook Live for our sales meetings. Much to my disappointment, it did not do that. The promise for this year has been, “we’re bringing FB Live to Portal”! Yes, now you can do Live — but only to all friends or selections of individuals. No groups. Please bring this functionality ASAP! It’s only half as functional without!
  • Great App

    By khsam294108261
    This app is DANK.
  • Fails to connect to iPhone photos

    By Transatlantic1
    When the app works it is great. Unfortunately it is too buggy and fails to connect to my iPhone Photos. I’ve tried it on several iPhones and it consistently fails to work. I resorted to putting some pictures onto a Samsung phone, downloading the app from the Google play store - and it seems to be able to upload those. It’s rather cumbersome workaround. Please can you fix asap.
  • Need update

    By Deafairy
    Always freeze when I can’t touch on touchscreen and I always want live on FB so where is!? 𖤐_ ◬ _ ∞
  • Ummm

    By k8yokay
    This app has oddly installed itself on my phone. 10/10 a spy
  • viewing when not at home.

    By stellaks57
    When I am away from home I can’t see if anyone is in my house. Am I able to connect something to it so I can see what is going on in my house
  • Need serious improvements

    By Akumar51
    Application hangs so much. I tried 3 times to complete a chat with agent. Luckily got the same agent all the times. Application not have even basic controls. Facebook portal needs serious improvements. Application hangs a lot if you try connecting for help No option to stop incoming calls going to portal instead of you phone. If you use your account to login to portal, anyone have TV access can access your account. Like recent call history, your friend list. If you use pin code, basically no one else can use portal. There is no option to create a portal specific account. There should have been option to lock contact other the favorite. Until these upgrades comes, better not to buy portal or compromise your privacy.
  • Requires many more features

    By deroni82
    Would be great to use app to initiate calls Cant make settings change through app Cant answer portal calls through app ........
  • Frustrating

    By TheLadyInRed
    I can not get Pandora Spotify or YouTube connected. When I enter the password given by Portal for Pandora it tells me it’s invalid. When I am on video chat the screen not a full screen...so frustrating. Waiting for improvements and maybe I would enjoy it better.