CEO Weekends: BBM Now Has Voice Calls And Channels



BlackBerry has upgraded the BBM app and users with BlackBerry iOS and Android platforms as well as Android and iPhone will be enjoying free voice calls to BBM contacts over a Wi-Fi or data connection with BBM voice and access BBM channels.

That’s not all, the customers will have more to chat about with fast one-click sharing of photos, documents, voice notes and more. They will also be able to share their live location for a specified amount of time with other BBM contacts by using location sharing, powered by Glympse, and will have 100 new emoticons available to help them say what’s on their mind.

“BBM continues to quickly evolve as a social mobile platform for consumers as well as for business customers through innovative features that give you great new ways to connect and share with each other.” said John Sims, President, and Global Enterprise Solutions at BlackBerry.

BBM Channels lets customers chat with other BBM users about topics that interest them from products, hobbies and sports to entertainment, fashion, cars and more.

With location sharing, customers can now share their real-time location with one or several BBM contacts for a specified amount of time.

Built-in support for Dropbox makes it easy to send large files like presentations and videos. With Dropbox built in to BBM, users can send a file from their personal cloud directly to a BBM contact. On the receiving end, users can save the file directly to their Smartphone or add it to their Dropbox account.

As for the Emoticons, BBM customers have the option of more than 100 new emoticons have been added.