BBM Adds Free Video Chats for BlackBerry 10 Phones
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Research In Motion today revealed that its popular BlackBerry Messenger application will include the ability to conduct real-time, two-way video chats (between BB10 devices), in addition to instant messaging conversations and VoIP calls via Wi-Fi. BBM will also be able to share screens with other BB10 devices.
BlackBerry Improves BBM with Support for Lollipop and iOS 8
BlackBerry today pushed out BBM 2.6 to the Android and iOS platforms, as well as its own BlackBerry platform. All three versions of the app gain new features, including support for stickers within group chats and a 60-second option for time chats.
BBM Beta for Windows Phone Now Available
BlackBerry and Microsoft today announced the immediate availability of BBM for the Windows Phone platform. BBM is being offered as a beta, but it includes many of the features available to the Android and iOS versions of the app.
BBM for Android Gains Video Calling
BlackBerry today said it is expanding BBM video calling to Android devices. The feature is rolling out in the U.S.
Facebook Adds Filters and Effects to Messenger's Video Chats
Facebook today dressed up the live video chatting functionality of Messenger with new effects. Family and friends can now apply reaction emoji, a variety of filters, and new masks to enliven real-time video conversations.