Facebook is bringing Portal video chat devices to the office

Facebook is all set to take its Portal video chat gadgets to the business world, and in the process the brand will grab a bigger slice of the videoconferencing market, where Cisco Webex, Zoom, and Microsoft’s Skype are amongst the leaders.

On Tuesday, Facebook announced that its communication and collaboration service for companies will work with Portal devices. People who own a Portal and use Workplace in the office will easily be able to combine the two to make video calls to the partners and colleagues.

In an interview, Facebook’s head of Workplace, Karandeep Anand said, “Even with the first generation of the device, we started seeing a lot of people asking to be able to call in to work calls.”