Today, Facebook announced BlueJeans on Portal!

Purpose-built to make video calling a breeze, Portal from Facebook offers a simple and productive way to connect with co-workers when working remotely or with distributed teams.

How, when and where we work has been completely turned upside down due to the COVID-19 global health crisis, with businesses needing to quickly enable remote work productivity for employees. As such, the lines are blurring between the tools we use for personal and professional use as a way to simplify the overall user experience.

Today’s distributed workforce means we’re all working and meeting from home more than ever. BlueJeans has always been about interoperability and integrating with the tools you already use. BlueJeans on Portal (currently supporting Portal, Portal Mini, and Portal+) provides a simple way to have a dedicated video device in your home office for undisrupted, engaging meetings, while leaving you free to use your laptop or desktop to make the most out of your time.

Portal’s immersive video calling experience, which includes high-fidelity Smart Audio and an AI-powered Smart Camera, increases productivity by allowing users to connect with co-workers and customers over BlueJeans without disrupting other workflows.

With the addition of Dolby Voice from BlueJeans for better meeting comprehension and outside noise reduction, meeting users can have a truly immersive video conferencing experience without distractions. Furthermore, Portal is simple to set up. Simply connect your Portal to wifi, log in to your Facebook or Whatsapp account or create a Workplace login (available in the coming weeks), download the BlueJeans app on Portal from Portal Apps to start using your personalized, video conferencing device.

Private by Design
Portal was created with privacy, safety and security in mind—and it has clear and simple settings, so you stay in control.

Not sure you want to be on camera? Simply disable the camera and microphone on Portal with a single tap or with a sliding switch. A red light next to the lens indicates the camera and microphone are off.

Whether working remotely or as part of a distributed team, the BlueJeans app on Portal allows you to safely turn your home office into a collaboration powerhouse to communicate more effectively.

The BlueJeans app is designed to give users a consistent, full featured meetings solution from any device or location. The user chooses what is most convenient and joins the discussion knowing an intelligent meeting platform will support voice, video and content collaboration on any screen.

As IT and business leaders reevaluate their existing workplace environments to maximize employee safety, consumer-facing tools will continue making their way into our everyday work lives.

With today’s announcement of BlueJeans on Portal, you can stay better connected with everyone from colleagues to customers and even family and friends.

BlueJeans on Portal will be available in September. Learn more, and download your free trial of BlueJeans today.