BlackBerry has announced a new version of its popular instant messaging app BBM, which now allows Android and iPhone users also to make free voice calls to other BBM contacts. BBM users, over a Wi-Fi or cellular data connection with BBM Voice can talk to other BBM users, as well as access BBM Channels.
“Today’s announcement gives Android and iPhone customers the rich experience of BBM Voice and BBM Channels – two great ways to connect with friends, family and colleagues, to build out communities around shared interests, and to follow your favourite people and brands,” BlackBerry President (Global Enterprise Solutions) John Sims said.
The free voice call feature is already available for Blackberry handset users.
BBM Channels allows users to chat with other BBM users on topics of interest them. These range from products, hobbies and sports to entertainment, fashion and cars. In addition to this, BBM users on Android, iPhone and BlackBerry smartphones will also get features like one-click sharing of photos, documents and voice notes.