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BBM Video Calling hits Canada and the US

BBM finally gets Video Calling beta in Canada and the United States
BBM finally gets Video Calling
The beta of this feature requires Android 4.4 KitKat or later, but there is no special opt-in or sign up required - users simply need to use the BlackBerry Messenger app as usual.

BlackBerry Messenger users who have been waiting for the video calling feature finally get their wish granted this week, although there is also a twist. Probably the most important part is that BBM gets the video calling capability in a beta stage for now - if you have no problem with this, then read on.

According to BlackBerry's Matthew Talbot, the beta video calling for BBM on Android has been released earlier this week. Video calling for iPad and iPhone users "is also coming soon," he added. The only requirement to take part in the testing of this new feature is to update BBM to the latest version and choose to use video calling when the option shows up. However, only users in Canada and the US can access it for now. The software requirements should be easily met, as BBM with video calling requires Android 4.4+ and iOS 8+.

BlackBerry plans to roll out video calling for BlackBerry Messenger globally in July.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-04-30 (Update: 2016-04-30)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.