BBM Video for iOS and Android reaches Europe and Africa
BlackBerry is continuing to extend its BBM Video service around the world
BlackBerry rolled out its BBM Video feature earlier this year for its iOS and Android users in the US and Canada, it has now announced it will expand this feature in Europe and Africa.
BBM Video is now available in 109 countries in Europe and Africa, and is also available in Latin America and the Middle East.
BlackBerry said in the statement: "BBM users have been clamoring for video calling (as you reminded me in your comments on my recent BBM: Getting Better All the Time post). We're thrilled to announce that video calling is almost ready for primetime; we've launched it (see right) as a beta feature for Android and iOS, as part of the latest version of BBM. Update your BBM to get it (or if you are in Europe, Africa, Latin America or the Middle East - it should've started working for you automatically during the month of June).
"Please note we initially limited availability because this is the first time we're launching BBM Video calling, and we want to monitor performance, gather feedback, and iron out any kinks that may arise before we roll it out globally."
BlackBerry advises users that they do not need to update their software to use the feature.