Blackberry has this week revealed that they will soon be launching a new application beta for BBM Video.
The beta will be available for Android and iOS users who reside within the US or Canada, and will allow users to video call each other via BlackBerry Messenger services.
The beta will require an Android device running on Android 4.4 or above, or an iOS device running iOS 8 or above.
BlackBerry explains more:
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 is almost ready for primetime; today we’ve launched it (see right) as a beta feature for Android, as part of the latest version of BBM. Update your BBM today to get it. Video calling for iPhone and iPad users is also coming soon.
Please note we’re initially limiting 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.
As of yet, the service will be limited to some services, however, BlackBerry has said that they are planning to roll out to more countries in July.