Start a BBM Video chat

You can start a BBM Video chat from any BBM chat or from the Phone or Contacts app on your BlackBerry device. If you try to start a BBM Video chat from the Phone or Contacts app with someone who isn't a BBM contact, you will be asked to add the person to BBM before you start your BBM Video chat.
In a BBM chat, the Phone app, or the Contacts app, tap BBM Video.

Accept or decline a BBM Video chat or BBM Voice chat

When you receive a BBM Video chat or BBM Voice chat, the name of the person and the type of chat appear on your screen. You can silence the ring tone before you respond by tapping The Silence icon.

  1. Touch and hold the circle at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • To accept the chat, slide your finger to the left. Release your finger when the circle covers The Answer BBM Video Chat iconor The Answer BBM Voice Chat icon.
    • To decline the chat, slide your finger to the right. Release your finger when the circle covers The Decline icon.
After you finish:
Tip: With the Reply Now feature, to send a BBM message to the person instead, tap The BBM Chats icon.

Switch cameras or share your screen

By default, your front-facing camera is used during BBM Video chats. While sharing your screen, you can play media files like videos on your device and continue your conversation at the same time.
In a BBM Video chat, do any of the following:
  • To switch to the rear-facing camera, tap The Switch Camera icon.
  • To share your screen, tap The Screen Share icon.
  • To move your video thumbnail, touch the thumbnail and drag it to a different corner of the screen.
  • To move your video chat to an external display, such as a TV, tap The Play on an external display icon.
    Note: This feature requires that your BlackBerry device either supports Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Miracast technology or is connected to an external display with an HDMI cable.

About BlackBerry Natural Sound

The BlackBerry Natural Sound icon, The BlackBerry Natural Sound icon, appears on the screen during a BBM Video chat or BBM Voice chat when the right network conditions are present.

BlackBerry Natural Sound technology is designed so that you can share experiences as if you were there. For example, you can hear nuances and variations in the other person's tone, pick up ambient sounds like music playing in the background, and experience stereo sound.



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