Blackberry BBM video calling involves Android and iOS

Blackberry BBM video calling comes to Android and iOS

There are many methods to make video calls, together with Skype, Hangouts and Fb Messenger. However for those who’re nonetheless wedded to BlackBerry’s quickly declining ecosystem, you can also make video calls to your Android and iOS buddies by way of beta variations of the BBM messaging app for these platforms. There isn’t any signal-up, charge or approval required for the function, however it is going to solely be in Canada and the US for now, ostensibly to shake out any beta bugs. Nevertheless, BlackBerry says the function will roll out globally in July.

BBM is among the few BlackBerry apps that a number of people nonetheless use, although its safe status took successful with stories that the RCMP had unfettered entry to consumer knowledge. Lately, the Canadian firm made a number of privateness options free on the app, together with a Snapchat-like timer and the power to retract messages. Blackberry has its personal Android system now, in fact, so, it makes a number of sense to maintain the Android and iOS variations present with the BlackBerry 10 model. Whereas people have been capable of textual content throughout platforms since 2013, BBM customers on BlackBerry 10 — who’ve had video for fairly some time — can lastly see who they’re speaking to.