Facebook plans to release new versions of its Portal video chatting devices this autumn, the company’s vice president of AR/VR, Andrew Bosworth, said during an interview at the Code Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona.
“We have a lot more that we’re going to unveil later in this fall, new form factors that we’re going to be shipping,” Bosworth said of the new devices.
The release of new video chat devices fits into Facebook’s focus toward private messaging by encryption of conversations on more of its messaging services.
Each of Facebook's WhatsApp, Messenger and Instagram apps are used by more than 1 billion people. Only WhatsApp fully secures message content from all outsiders, including Facebook itself.
Bosworth said in the interview on Monday the devices did not have the ability to record things and were only for calls.