This week Meta announced that they would be launching support for both your Meta Portal Plus and Meta Portal Go as secondary displays when your devices aren’t being actively used in calls on your Mac or PC. They have also combined this with their companion app that will allow users to quickly share a screen or video call while using the duel setup.
Duet displays offer endless opportunities to multitask and get things done more productively, all without the financial expense or expense of desk space of a second monitor. Anyone who has a Mac and an iPad will testify just how useful utilizing other screens can be to your productivity.
You’ll need to get the Companion App on your Meta device by heading to the Meta App Store. From there, you can search for the Companion App and press Get.
You will also need to download the Companion App on your Mac or PC. You can do so by heading to duetdisplay.com. You can then drag whichever windows you wish to display straight from your browser. The Duet Display on Meta Portal (second gen) feature is available for free across the USA, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Australia, and New Zealand. While the Meta Portal Go is also free and available in the US, Canada, the UK, France, Spain, and Italy.
On Mac specifically, you can go to portal.facebook.com/companion if you’re in the USA or the UK to get a dedicated app experience.
Through this companion portal, you’ll be able to utilise the full power of the duet setup.
One of its standout features is the call control widget, as it allows you to screen share while on calls, utilising some of the core features that you’d expect in popular applications like Zoom or BlueJeans. So, rest assured you can still mute yourself, use ‘raise your hand’ features as well as tweak other audio controls to your heart’s content.