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Blackberry announces cross-platform voice and HD video conferencing app BBM Meetings

November 14, 2014 | Telepresence Options


Story and images by Himanshu Arora / TechSpot

Blackberry has announced a new cross platform voice and video teleconferencing app that the company claims allows on-the-go professionals to schedule, host, and participate in meetings easily. Dubbed BBM Meetings, the app is currently available on Android, BB10, Windows PC, and Mac, although the company says an iOS version is in the works.

BBM Meetings allows you to start or schedule a virtual meeting on the fly from any BBM chat, multi person chat, group chat, or BBM Voice call. Attendees can be invited from your local or company address book over BBM or email, and when the meeting is getting underway, they'll receive an inbound call which they have to answer just like a voice call to join the meeting, hence eliminating the need for conference IDs, passcodes, and PINs.

In addition, the app also supports HD video and screen sharing, and allows for up to 25 participants at a time.

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