Facebook Portal home video chat device

While Facebook is frequently late to the game, it rarely allows other industry titans to run unopposed in any category, from messaging apps to photo sharing to virtual reality. Therefore, it might not surprise you to learn that Facebook is reportedly building a video chat device called "Portal," set to launch in the second half of 2018.

According to a report from online news network Cheddar, the device will be similar to Amazon's Echo Show, which is a voice-controlled virtual assistant as well as an interactive display. But while the Portal may look similar to the Echo Show, Facebook will position it as a way for families to stay connected with video calls and social features.

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