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 5.0 or later.)

More emoticons

Express yourself using over a dozen new emoticons.

Backup and restore changes

Your BBM contacts, profile, and group memberships can now be automatically backed up over the wireless network based on your BlackBerry ID.

Once you associate a BlackBerry ID with BBM, other backup and restore options including BlackBerry Desktop Software are no longer available for BBM. To restore your BBM data on your current or a new smartphone, you can use the same BlackBerry ID that you associated with BBM.

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