New features

The new features and enhancements for BlackBerry Messenger 7.0 include the following items:

BBM Voice

You can now participate in voice chats over a Wi-Fi connection.

In BBM, an icon at the top of the chat screen indicates if the contact is available for a voice chat. When you receive a voice chat request, a distinct sound let's you know that someone wants to talk.

To start a voice chat, in a chat, do one of the following:
  • Press the Send key on your BlackBerry smartphone.
  • Click the voice chat icon at the top of the screen.
  • Select the option from the menu.

(Requires BlackBerry Device Software 6.0 or later.)

More emoticons

Express yourself using over a dozen new emoticons.

Backup and restore changes

After setting up BBM, your contacts, profile, and group membership are now automatically backed up over the wireless network based on your BlackBerry ID.

To restore your BBM data, open BBM 7.0 or later and enter the same BlackBerry ID that you used to set up BBM.

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