Facebook Desktop Version – Facebook Portal


Facebook also joined Google and Apple in the world of smart displays. As Google and Apple have their smart display devices. You are going to know about Facebook Desktop Version – Facebook Portal.

Now Facebook has joined the battle by creating and announcing the Facebook Portal and Portal Plus. As you all are aware of what Facebook is, but still I will let you know briefly about Facebook.

These two smart displays are designed primarily with video calling in mind. They have Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant on board and with Facebook’s own “Hey Portal” voice service.

About Facebook:


Facebook is an online social media and social networking service from Menlo Park, California. It is an American company. Facebook was found by Mark Zuckerberg on February 4, 2004, 15 years back from today.

Facebook services can be accessed from devices with Internet connectivity only. Personal computers, tablets, and smartphones are used for accessing Facebook.

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Users create a customized profile with their information in it whatever they wanna share about them. Users can post text, photos and any type of multimedia which is shared with the users who are friends with the user sharing them.

Facebook offers other products and services as well. It acquired Instagram, Whatsapp, Oculus, and GrokStyle. And independently developed Facebook Messenger, Facebook Watch and Facebook Portal.

Desktop Version of Facebook on Smartphones

Desktop Version of Facebook on Smartphones
Desktop Version of Facebook on Smartphones

There are several questions on the internet, people asking about how to use the Full view desktop version of Facebook on Android. You can not access many of the features on Facebook with the android app of it.

You would have noted that whenever you open your web browser and visit Facebook, it will show you the mobile version of the site. So, to open the full desktop version of the website, there are some steps you can apply.

Option One – Android Chrome Browser

Option One - Android Chrome Browser Facebook
Option One – Android Chrome Browser Facebook

Chrome browser in android has an option to view the desktop version of the page built-in. Go to Chrome, visit the Facebook and log in your account in it. Now, click the Menu button located at the upper right corner of the Chrome App and look for the option “Desktop Site” and enable it by clicking.

Option Two – Direct Link

Open any browser on your phone and login to your Facebook account through that web browser. Type this URL there “Facebook” in your browser and click GO. Make sure you type the URL as it is. The desktop version will surely display there.

I hope that helped, let me know in the comments.

About Facebook Portal:

Facebook Portal
Facebook Portal

9 months ago from this date, on November 8, 2018, Facebook announced the sale and shipment of these Portal devices from Facebook. Facebook Portal is a brand of smart displays developed by Facebook. There are two models of it, 10.1 inch Portal and the 15.6 inch Portal Plus (named Portal+). These devices provide video chat via Facebook Messenger.

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According to Facebook, the Portal device only records audio after the User itself says “Hey Portal” command. And it records video during Video Calling sessions only.


The Portal is a new way to video chat with your Facebook buddies. Just imagine how many times you have video messaged someone with your phone and then feel tired of holding your phone in a position for a long time. That problem is now solved with Portal.

The people who use Messenger to communicate with their friends or family members on a regular basis are the ones who mostly buy a Portal for them.

The difference between the two devices “Portal” and “Portal Plus” is that Portal has 720p resolution and a 10.1-inch screen, while the Portal Plus has 1080p HD resolution and a 15.6-inch screen.

Portal has only landscape mode capable in screen orientation, Portal Plus, on the other hand, can switch between both, landscape and portrait view.

There is a huge difference in the price of these two Portal devices. Portal is worth $199 USB and Portal Plus is worth $349 USD. Though, you can get a special deal if you buy both at a time.

What do you think, is it worth buying? I think it is. I hope you are now well aware of Facebook Portal.

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