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BBM Desktop Beta Announced For Android Users

05/11/2018, Messenger apps used to exist heavily on computers back in the day where we had the likes of ICQ, IRC, AIM, Skype, and so on. While chat apps for desktops still exist, it seems that there is an increased focus from mobile apps to bring their apps onto...

PayPal Discontinues The Ability To Send Money Via BBM

02/08/2018, A couple of years ago, PayPal launched the ability for users of BBM to send money through the messenger using PayPal’s platform. However it looks like that feature has come to an end. In an announcement by PayPal, they have discontinued the service...

BBM Users Can Now Hail An Uber Within The App

12/18/2017, On our smartphones, basically every app has its own purpose, which means that if you wanted to calculate something, you’d have to interrupt whatever you’re doing to pull up the calculator app. However we’ve started to see companies try to integrate...


BBM Video Calling Goes Live In Asia-Pacific

06/22/2016, BlackBerry has been rolling out the beta version of BBM Video over the past few weeks. The feature has already been introduced in the United States and Canada, it enables people using iPhones and Android devices to make video calls to each other. The...

WhatsApp Found To Be The Most Popular Messaging App In The World

05/26/2016, In certain countries, there are certain messaging apps that users prefer. For example over in Thailand, messaging apps like LINE are more popular, while over in China, they might prefer WeChat. However generally speaking, a report from Similar Web has...

BBM Video Chat Makes Its Way Onto iOS And Android

05/04/2016, Looking to make video chats on your smartphone? There are plenty of apps that can do that, like LINE, Skype, FaceTime, and if the rumors are to be believed, it looks like WhatsApp could soon be gaining video calling features as well. However if you are a...

BBM For Android Finally Gets Video Chat In Beta

04/28/2016, BlackBerry Messenger users on BlackBerry 10-powered devices have been able to make video calls for quite some time now, but this feature hasn’t been expanded to iOS and Android users as yet, even though they now form a significant chunk of the...

BlackBerry Now Offering BBM Privacy Features For Free

04/04/2016, For over a decade, BlackBerry Messenger was kept limited to the company’s own handsets. It was only later when the company realized that it needed to take the messaging service cross-platform or risk losing more than it already had to rivals like...

BlackBerry & Barclays Pingit Lets BBM Users Make Mobile Payments

02/19/2016, The idea of sending money via BBM isn’t new. In fact back in 2013, BlackBerry tested out that idea in Indonesia with its BBM Money feature. Last year the company also teamed up with PayPal in which users could also send each other money via BBM that is...

Sean Penn Used BBM To Contact A Drug Lord

01/10/2016, If at any point you’ve been on social media today then you might have heard that notorious drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera was recently recaptured after he made an escape from prison last year. Hollywood great Sean Penn...

Latest BBM Update Brings About More Privacy & Security

12/23/2015, BlackBerry is known for several things, such as its physical keyboards which for the most part have been a pleasure to use. They are also known for their software services like BES and BBM, both of which are predicated on security and this is something...

BBM Comes To Apple Watch

09/30/2015, Slowly but surely apps and services are coming to Apple Watch, Apple’s first smartwatch that was released only a few months ago. We’ve seen services like Google Maps on the wearable device while multiple cross-platform messaging services are...

BlackBerry Could Be Planning Subscription-based BBM Sticker Packs

09/07/2015, Stickers are a fun way to spice up your text messages. They’re like emojis but bigger, and in some instances animated as well. We’ve seen apps such as Facebook Messenger, LINE, KakaoTalk, introduce stickers, and it wasn’t too long ago that BBM...