Every day, people around the world spend billions of minutes on video calls across the Facebook family of apps. From moving out of your family home and graduating college to relocating for a new job, life often takes us miles away from the people who matter most. That’s why we launched Portal, a family of products designed to reduce the friction of video calling and let you feel there when you can’t physically be there. And today at F8, we shared some exciting next steps.
International expansion + WhatsApp
We’ll launch Portal to more countries, starting with Canada in June and in Europe this fall. And in keeping with that new international focus, we’re thrilled to announce that WhatsApp is coming to Portal — and bringing end-to-end encryption with it.