BlackBerry today announced that their new feature BBM Video Calling is on the way and will be released in July of this year. But the current version is already implemented as a beta feature for users who live in the U.S and Canada. Not to mention, both iOS and Android users will get a chance to experience it as well.
I understand that whenever a company rolls out a new functionality for their app, they tend to give beta access to countries with the most users. As a result, many people from different countries like England, China, France, and a whole bunch of others won’t be able to use the BBM Video Call feature on their application until later on.
But don’t worry, if you currently have an iPhone, and it’s jailbroken, then this restriction will not have any effect on you since there is a jailbreak tweak called BBMVideoCall that enabled the BBM Call feature in all part of the world. This means, if users live anywhere else besides the United States or Canada, they will still be able to use BBM Video Calling service now.
How to Activate BBM Video Call Outside of U.S and Canada
For this video calling feature to appear on your BlackBerry Messaging app, all you have to do is download or update to the latest version from the Apple App Store or Google Play.
Unlike in the past where users have to apply for a testing version, this time, there is no pre-approval. As long as you download the newest version, then this feature will be included.
But, for those that live outside of the U.S and Canada, here is what you need to do.
Step 1: Launch Cydia and wait for all the packages to reload
Step 2: Switch over to the Search tab and type in BBMVideoCall
Step 3: Respring and open your BBM app from the home screen
As noted by the developer, no option is available for this tweak. Once it’s installed on your jailbroken iPhone, the package should activate BBM Video Call automatically. Give it a try and let us know how it goes for you.