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BBM Coming Soon With New Features

The once dominant BBM is coming to Android and to iOS and we told you about this a couple months ago. A new development however is that Blackberry is now bringing a whole bunch of new features to the messaging platform, in a bid to try win back people from WhatsApp which has really become a heavyweight in the free messaging service realm.

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Blackberry Messenger is coming to Android and iOS with a host of new features / © BlackBerry

BBM Video With Screen Share

People using BBM will now be able to switch from chat to video with the new features that are coming up. There is also more such as the ability to share the view from you camera with the user that you are currently speaking with and also the ability to show photos, your browser, or a business document. This is a pretty neat feature with is currently not available with rival messaging platforms.

BBM Voice

In addition to having the ability to actually switch from chat to video call, you can also switch from chat to voice calling also.You can speak to your BBM contacts for free, all over the world using your wi-fi connection. You will know instantly once your friends are available for calling because you will be notified much like Skype.

BBM Connected Apps

You will also be able to chat with your BBM friends within your apps and select your BBM contacts to invite them to join in on whatever you are doing. Facebook, Twitter, Blackberry Travel and Blackberry world are all BBM connected apps which means you can share your travel itinerary without leaving BBM

What do you think of the new features that are coming with BBM to Android and iOS? Is this enough to convince you to switch from WhatsApp or any other service you are using right now? Please leave us a coment below.

Source: BlackBerry


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  • I will definitely videochat with my bro via this app than Skype app.

  • Yeah I don't see this gaining much traction on Android.

  • After this much time and so many false starts, does anyone really care about BBM anymore. Most of the people that were interested in it a year or two or three years ago have already decided to move on and find a better alternative. Besides, with RIM hitting the skids, what would happen to development of this app? Too little, too late; just like the BB10 phones.

  • sweeeet! Hope it does well on Android.