Meta has announced that they are introducing support for the Duet Display app, which allows the Meta Portal Plus (Gen 2) and Meta Portal Go video calling devices to become a second monitor for a computer screen.
Meta Portal now acts as a second monitor
The parent company of Facebook and Instagram is also launching the Meta Portal Companion app on Mac, which makes screen sharing and access to video calls easier.
Duet view availability
The Duet Display app is available for free in the United States for both Meta Portal Plus (Gen 2) and Meta Portal Go, as well as in Canada, United Kingdom, France, Spain, and Italy. Users in Australia and New Zealand can only get it on the Meta Portal Plus (Gen 2).
The Meta Portal Companion app can be downloaded for free from the Facebook store in the US and UK.
Comfort, convenience and productivity
In a statement on the About FB website, Meta explained how Duet Display works: “Duet Display lets you work on multiple apps, juggle complex tasks and get things done faster – so you don’t have to take up desk space with a separate monitor. To get started, download the Duet Display app on your Meta Portal Plus or Portal Go by going to the App Store and tapping Get.You also need to download the Duet Display app on your Mac or PC at [the Duet Display website]. You can then drag open windows from your Mac or PC to your Meta Portal Plus or Portal Go as you would with a second monitor.”
They also described the new Meta Portal Companion app on Mac, adding, “The macOS Meta Portal Companion app lets you connect to your touch-based Meta Portal from your Mac, making it easier to interact across devices. The call control widget makes it easy to share your computer screen while on a call and quickly access controls to raise your hand, mute yourself, and adjust the volume during Zoom, Workplace, and BlueJeans calls. calls on Portal The Meta Portal Companion also allows you to send links (meeting links, videos, or any other website) for easy viewing on your portal.
“In today’s hybrid work environment, having a comfortable and convenient workspace is more important than ever. Meta Portal is now an even more useful productivity tool for your home office.”
Benefits of a second monitor
There are many benefits to having a second monitor for your computer, especially if you already have a Meta Portal Plus (Gen 2) or Meta Portal Go video calling device.
A second monitor gives you more screen space to display additional pages, which can increase your productivity. With two monitors on one computer, you can easily view multiple applications at once without switching tabs. Using a second monitor also makes it easy to drag and drop data from one app to another, or view documents side by side for quick reference.
You can also have a tutorial play on the second monitor as you repeat the steps on your main monitor to help you learn skills more efficiently.
Second monitors also make it easy to collaborate and communicate with colleagues because you can have them on the second screen while the project you’re working on stays on your main screen. Although perhaps not everyone will agree that the latter is an advantage.
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