Facebook launched its video-chat and smart speaker device, Portal, on Monday and reactions have been largely skeptical.
Portal comes standard with a built-in microphone and camera, and many people are wondering why they should trust Facebook amid a year filled with data breaches and the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
Facebook launched its hardware device, Portal, on Monday to help fix "all the friction that exists today in video calls," the company said.
In doing so, however, users will need to let Facebook into their homes — literally.
Portal is Facebook's first homegrown hardware product and comes standard with a built-in microphone and camera, much like Amazon's Echo Show.
The key question is: Do people still trust Facebook enough to bring a camera-equipped device into their home?