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BBM Video comes to Android! Will be launched globally in July

This came up as a surprise! BlackBerry just announced the launch of BBM Video for Android. However, this new version of BBM will only be available for US and Canadian users for a test run, and will be available globally in July after every bug is cleared under this time-frame. BBM Video will also be available on iOS devices soon. 

BBM users have been clamoring for video calling (as you reminded me in your comments on my recent BBM: Getting Better All the Time post). We’re thrilled to announce that video is almost ready for primetime; today we’ve launched it as a beta feature for Android, as part of the latest version of BBM. Update your BBM today to get it. Video calling for iPhone and iPad users is also coming soon.Please note we’re initially limiting availability because this is the first time we’re launching BBM Video calling, and we want to monitor performance, gather feedback, and iron out any kinks that may arise before we roll it out globally.


The beta video feature will only be available in U.S. and Canada, coming first to Android users, followed closely by iOS. At that time, U.S. and Canadian BBM users will be able to enjoy cross-platform video calling with each other. We plan to launch the feature globally in our July release.


There’s no sign-up or approval required to use the feature. When you tap the icon to initiate a call with one of your BBM contacts, BBM will ask whether you want to make a voice call or try a video call with the beta feature (provided your contact is also eligible to participate).

– Mathew Talbot, Inside BlackBerry

BBM is easily the best mobile messenger of all! The list of rich features it contains is eligible enough to be the single app for your daily communication. It has security, unique PIN to protect your privacy (contact number), groups with rich features like schedules with authority along listing and albums, timed messages for seamless interaction, high quality image and gif sharing, high quality voice calling and much more! The only thing it had missing for Android and iOS platform was its rich video call and its unique capabilities. Glad to see it going cross-platform. 

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Written by Shahriyar Ali


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