Blackberry popular messaging app BBM which went cross platform in October 2013. Which created lots of buzz around app markets. It garnered over 20 million downloads in a week. When it was launched it has basic chat feature with exchanging media & groups. Now Blackberry is preparing an update for the BBM app which includes Voice call , Channels , new emoticons & many more. It’s currently in beta, update will be released in 2014.

From Blackberry’s Blog:

New Features :

1. BBM Voice for iPhone and Android


Free voice calls to any BBM contact anywhere in the world! Just another way that BBM helps to bring you together with people when you can’t be there in person – without having to pay long distance charges.

2. BBM Channels for iPhone and Android


BBM Channels are a great way to join conversations happening with the BBM community beyond your contact list. By creating your own channel you can start conversations sparked by your thoughts, ideas and passions. Subscribing to a BBM channel lets you join conversations with others who share your interests.

3. Faster and easier sharing – from photos to voice notes, your location and more


BBM chats happen fast – so fast it’s like you’re there in the same room. Now you can share just about anything with that same speed. Share photos in a snap, send a voice note with just one touch and more. And get this, you can even share your location, live, for a limited time with any contact you choose. When the timer runs out your location is private again. Perfect for when you’re meeting up with friends, stuck in traffic or lost at a concert. (Not that that’s ever happened to me ☺.)

4. Lots of new emoticons

Speaking of emoticons, ask and ye shall receive. We’ve got loads of new emoticons to help you make your point. 100 new emoticons in all! This includes a bunch that came from you, our fans. We can’t wait for you to meet all our new emoticons from ROTFL, Epic Fail, Face palm, a serious hug and yes, even a smiley-poo.

Check out the Promo Video here:


Till this update arrive you can download free app from App Store,  Google Play Store. So stay tuned for the upcoming update.