BlackBerry has announced that updates to its BBM app for iOS and Android are going to be rolled out later today. The company had previously said that iPads won’t be supported at launch, the latest update is going to bring BBM for Wi-Fi only iPads as well as the iPod touch, apart from a number of other features that are going to be added to both the iOS and Android apps. BBM overcame its initial launch problems when it was released once again a few weeks back, and it has managed to bring in more than 20 million new users in its first week.
The updated apps will now allow users to invite a BBM content to their BBM groups through e-mail, a feature that will come in handy particularly when the recipient’s BBM PIN is not known. Apart from bug fixes and performance improvements, the updated apps will let users share their BBM PIN and PIN barcode directly to Facebook and Twitter. BBM for Android will now let users create categories in which they can organize BBM contacts and they’ll also be able to sort and filter BBM groups. The app updates will be available as a free download from both the App Store and the Google Play Store, they’re expected to go live later today.
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