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BBM update expands on Privacy and Discover features

By July 28, 2016BlackBerry, Video
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BBM was updated today for Android and BlackBerry 10. These updates refine the UI for Groups within BBM. As well, we’re seeing the Android version roll out cross platform video between iOS and Android and expanded privacy and control options to retract files, stickers and more within Groups in the messenger.

With the removal of the BBM Shop for Stickers and subscriptions the new Discover tab offers a bit more organization for these items. And, with the partnership and BBM APIs opening up – I expect this Discover section to start filling up with more content for all in the coming months.

Check out a video below with some of the UI changes for the Android version of BBM for Android.

Here is a change-log for each of the of the application versions, respectively:

BlackBerry 10

  • Upgraded group chat! Start a group chat with up to 250 contacts.
  • Photos, lists, and calendar updates display in chat (calendar and lists only for groups of up to 50 contacts)
  • Retract expanded to stickers, files, and more.

Android

  • Free Video calls! BBM users on iOS and Android can now make video calls for free directly from BBM
  • Upgraded group chat! Start a group chat with up to 250 contacts. Photos, lists, and calendar updates display in chat (calendar and lists only for groups of up to 50 contacts)
  • Share longer videos
  • Retract expanded to stickers, files, and more
  • Set duration for muting notifications
  • Sign up using your phone number
  • New Discover Screen – From the new Discover screen, you can get stickers and subscriptions
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  • Argoub mourad

    Don’t forget that blackberry is small company which faces two battles : staying alive with their smartphones running Android, hoping to make a profit and keeping the os10 on the way !!!

    It’s a huge challenge, they can handle it ? We may find the answer at the end of year 2016 !!
    Was the android story a leap to avoid bankruptcy or a suicide !!!

    Wait and see !!!!!

  • BlkHoneyBadger

    BlackBerry should be ashamed of themselves. They wait till almost the last day in July to give BB10 owners the shaft (a.k.a.the July BBM update). Android has gotten so much more attention and features. They had over 3-6 months to give us a meaningful update and we can’t even get video with iOS and Android.