BlackBerry has launch BBM mobile apps on all the platforms with a bunch of features. The BBM app on Android, iPhone and BlackBerry 10 will get new improvements in the latest update. BBM update brings Material Design revamp, Private Chats and more
What’s New in BBM for iPhone
First up, Start chatting with your address book contacts who are already using BBM – No invite required!
We’ve bundled timed pictures, timed messages and retracted messages into a new BBM Subscription. Broadcast messages can now be sent to specific contact categories.
BBM is getting the Private Chat feature that does not show details such as names and profile pictures thereby letting users chat privately. The chat ends automatically after it is over. It should be noted that the Private Chats feature is only available for those users who have subscribed to BBM’s Privacy and Control subscription which is priced at $0.99 a month. Once subscribed, users get access to unlimited timed messages and pictures, retracted messages and pictures, and the ability to edit messages.
You can download BBM mobile apps for Android, iPhone and BlackBerry 10 through the link provided appworld.blackberry.com.
Also, the Android app is getting Material Design elements which redesigns the UI of the app and makes it cleaner. This was already available for BBM app’s beta testers since earlier this month. Along with the Material Design update, the app gets a new way to organize your sticker collection and a new “quote message” feature that lets you refer to previous messages in your chat. Finally, the BBM app for iPhone has updated the way font sizes are rendered on iOS and their BBM font size is now based on the size selected in system settings.
Other key features
• BBM is always on and always connected – no app to open
• Know when messages have been delivered (D’s) and read (R’s)
• Say ‘hello’ with BBM Voice – free voice calling between BBM Contacts*
• Quickly share photos, files, documents, voice notes and more
• Allow contacts to view your location live on a map, powered by Glympse*
• See when contacts are responding to your message
• Emoticons for every mood and emotion let you express yourself
BM brings you together in the moment with friends and family through instant chats, voice calls, picture sharing, voice notes and more. Download the official version of BBM from BlackBerry now.