BlackBerry has recently unveiled that latest BBM app for iOS & Android devices will bring in free voice calling earlier next year. The inform, which is currently bring in beta testing, will also include the chartroom-like BBM Channels service and a host of incremental features.
“We’re beta testing these features now for bring out on Android, iPhone and BlackBerry 10 in the next couple months so stay sharp, they’ll be here before you know it,” BlackBerry wrote on its blog.
The introduction of free voice calling will bring BBM in line with rival services such as Skype, WhatsAppMessenger, and Google Hangouts.
Other features of the early-2014 update include the introduction of photos, voice notes, location sharing, and a new set of emoticons. Earlier today, it was harbingered that BBM will come pre-installed on select LG smart phones going forward.