This Genius Device Is Here to Connect You With Your Loved Ones This Holiday Season—No Matter Their Location

Getting together for the holidays doesn't have to mean booking a plane ticket or driving cross-country. With Portal from Facebook, spending quality time with loved ones has never been easier.

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What is Portal from Facebook?

Imagine being able to spend quality time with your family members from across the country (and even across the globe!) without ever leaving the comfort of your living room. You can now make this dream a reality with the help of Portal from Facebook.

Portal from Facebook is an at-home smart device that allows you to video call family members and friends near and far, with built-in cameras and enhanced audio. It's easy to set up, and you can make calls to and from smartphones and tablets, too. Once you're in a video call, the Smart Camera pans and zooms automatically adjusting to keep everyone within the frame and widening like a built-in director, to ensure everyone on the call is in the frame—even energetic kids. Portal from Facebook even comes equipped with augmented reality technology like the Story Time feature, which allows you to transform into beloved characters as you read to your grandkids, play a fun interactive game across the screens, or goof around with mask video effects. And since Amazon's Alexa is built into the Portal devices, making a call, monitoring the weather, or playing music is as simple as delivering a voice command "Hey Portal."

The best part? Portal from Facebook is compatible with Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp, so even loved ones who don't have a Portal of their own they can experience the fun—though we know what might make a great holiday gift.

Which Portal from Facebook Device Should You Choose?

There are four amazing Portal from Facebook devices to choose from: The TV-compatible Portal TV, the pint-sized Portal Mini at 8", the classic Portal, and the large-display Portal+ with a 15.6" screen. While they all have the same core features, the one you ultimately pick depends on what you're looking for in a smart device. Whether you're looking for an easy-to-use device that fits comfortably on a shelf or table, or something that lets you make video calls on your TV, Facebook Portal has something for everyone.

If you'd prefer a device that connects directly to your TV so you can utilize the big screen for your video call, Portal TV is perfect. If you want a small, unobstructive device that won't take up too much space in your home, try the Portal Mini. For the classic Portal from Facebook experience, check out the redesigned Portal, which uses a 10" adaptive screen so images look great no matter what the lighting is in the room. Or, if you want to get the most out of your Portal from Facebook, try the Portal+. It boasts a nearly 16" HD display, a 15W speaker, and it can be rotated on its stand, changing the picture orientation from landscape to portrait as needed.

If you're not sure which Portal from Facebook device to choose, don't worry—you can try one out, worry-free for 30 days and return it if you're not totally in love. The only question left is: Which Portal from Facebook are you gifting, and which one are you keeping for yourself?