BBM Teases “Something New” Announcement On Twitter
It seems that BlackBerry might have something new to announce with regards to BBM. The official BBM Twitter account has recently tweeted an image followed by a caption that reads, “Something new is coming…” While we’re not sure what this means, based on the icon it has been speculated by the folks at N4BB that we might be looking at a Material Design update for the Android version of the […]
BBM For iPhone Returns To The App Store
Late last night the BlackBerry Messenger for iPhone app was mysteriously pulled from the App Store. It didn’t make any sense since the app has been available for download through the App Store for quite some time now, some chalked it up as a glitch and remained hopeful that BBM would soon make its return. Indeed it has, BBM for iPhone is once again live on the App Store and can […]
BlackBerry Introduces Social Gaming To BBM For Android
These days messaging apps are no longer just messaging apps, they act as platforms in which we can do more than just send messages to friends. For example WhatsApp has finally added voice calls, LINE has launched a variety of complementary apps and services for its messenger, Facebook introduced stickers, and now BlackBerry has decided to introduce social gaming to its BBM platform.Dubbed BBM Connect games, the Canadian company has […]
BBM Found To Retain More Users Than Other Messaging Apps
In terms of being loyal to a particular messenger app, who do you think comes out on top? One might think WhatsApp could be leading given that they are boasting over 700 million monthly active users, but as it turns out the winner in terms of app loyalty is none other than BlackBerry’s BBM!This is according to data published mobile analytics provider Quettra who found out that BBM had the […]
BBM Reportedly Helps Uncover Corruption Scandal In Brazil
Messaging apps are a great way to keep in touch with friends and family members, also with business partners, clients, suppliers, and so on. However it seems that despite how some messengers such as BBM reportedly being very secure, sometimes it just doesn’t pay to conduct your dirty business over such platforms.According to reports, it seems that over in Brazil, law enforcement authorities have managed to uncover a corruption scandal […]
BBM Protected Now Works With iOS And Android
BlackBerry Messenger is no longer exclusive to the company’s own devices. It is available for rival platforms like iOS, Android and Windows Phone. However some BBM features start off by being exclusive to BlackBerry smartphones. One of those features is now being expanded to the iOS and Android apps. BBM Protected is available for both popular mobile platforms..
BBM For iPhone Update Brings Custom PINs And Lets Users Pay To Remove Ads
As many of us are well aware now the BlackBerry Messenger is no longer exclusive to the company’s own devices. BBM is cross-platform and available on iOS, Android and Windows Phone. Recently the company announced that BBM has been downloaded more than 100 million times on Android. No word of its performance on iOS nevertheless today an update has been released which brings the ability to get custom PINs if […]
BBM For Android Has Been Installed Over 100 Million Times
It was back in October 2013 when BBM first made its way to Android. After decades BlackBerry had decided to take its iconic BlackBerry Messenger cross-platform. Now it’s available on iOS, Android and Windows Phone. Today the company announced that its Android app has crossed a major milestone. BBM for Android has been installed more than 100 million times.
BBM Android Wear Support And Custom PINs Coming Tomorrow
There have been lots of news today from Barcelona as Mobile World Congress 2015 kicks off. We have mostly been covering new devices and other related news, even though BlackBerry is present at the event, it hasn’t unveiled a new device just yet. The company however did confirm that BBM Android Wear support, which has been confirmed previously, is coming tomorrow along with custom PINs.
BBM For Android Arrives On Amazon Appstore
BlackBerry has a pretty good relationship with Amazon now. The Amazon Appstore ships preinstalled on BlackBerry’s new devices and with a new software update today the company has integrated the Appstore into older devices as well. The next step in this relationship is the arrival of BBM. BlackBerry has confirmed today that the BlackBerry Messenger will now be available for download through the Amazon Appstore which any Android user can access.
BBM Beta For BlackBerry To Come With Landscape Support
Do bear in mind that this might be a limited beta at the moment, and will not be made available to just about everyone at the moment, but at least it will appease some of the masses who were not too happy that BBM on iOS has already obtained landscape support. Thankfully, BlackBerry users have not been forgotten at the moment, and it seems as though landscape support will be […]
BBM Beta For iOS Gets Updated To v126.96.36.199
If you happen to be one of the privileged beta testers for BBM on iOS, then you would be pleased as punch to know that there is yet another version available – which means BBM beta for iOS has just gotten a bump to version 188.8.131.52. In other words, this new update will have its fair share of items for folks to check out, where some of them will be […]
BBM Comes To Android Wear
One of the first things that happened at BlackBerry after restructuring at the very top was BBM being considered as a completely separate entity. Since then cross-platform messaging service has grown considerably and has been quick to add new features. BlackBerry didn’t show off any new hardware at the Consumer Electronics Show 2015 in Las Vegas but the team, including CEO John Chen, is on the ground and making waves. […]
BBM Update Includes iOS 8 And Android 5.0 Lollipop Support
Earlier this week we reported that BlackBerry had issued the latest BBM Beta to its beta testers, and part of that BBM Beta update included an iOS 8 friendly theme. As iOS users are well aware of, BBM’s design for the iOS platform doesn’t exactly look like it blends in. In fact to a certain extent it looks like someone just ported its design from BB10 over onto iOS.Well the […]
BBM Beta Get iOS-Friendly Theme In Latest Build
BBM is a perfectly fine app, but for some reason when you use it on Android or iOS devices, it almost feels like you have been transported into the world of BlackBerry 10. We guess this is to be expected since BBM is by BlackBerry and we guess the company wouldn’t mind a few iOS or Android users hopping on board the BlackBerry bandwagon.That being said if you were hoping […]
BlackBerry Launches BBM Meetings
We had been hearing rumors that BlackBerry was working on a conferencing solution for both mobile and desktop, which would feature video and voice conferencing solutions. Today at its enterprise focused event the Canadian company has finally made the announcement. BlackBerry calls it BBM Meetings and claims that it will enhance the productivity of mobile platforms while reducing the operating cost for the enterprise.
BBM Updated With Timed Messages And Message Retraction
A couple of weeks ago, it was revealed that BlackBerry would be updating BBM with new features and sure enough it looks like those new features are starting to roll out. In case you missed our earlier report, the new features of BBM includes some Snapchat-like features, which is called Timed Messages on BBM.Timed Messages will act like Snapchat’s self-destructing messages where after a certain amount of time, the messages […]
BBM For Windows Phone Updated
It was just a few days ago when we brought you word that a public launch for BBM for Windows Phone will happen, and boy, was there very little time to wait. The update of this messenger app would also usher in a slew of improvements to its notifications, not to mention the likes of a new invite screen, alongside a slew of other changes and additions that ultimately intend […]
BBM For Windows Phone Public Launch Expected Soon
BlackBerry Messenger has seen significant growth in its user base ever since BlackBerry decided to take it cross-platform. BBM apps have been available for both iOS and Android for quite some time now, and a couple of months back a beta was also released for Windows Phone users. The BBM for Windows Phone beta has received a new update and with it the company has revealed that the public launch […]
BBM Gets Message Retraction And Ephemeral Features
Ever wished for the power to retract a message after you had mistakenly sent it? Well you will soon be able to do that in BlackBerry Messenger. BlackBerry’s head of product and brand marketing for BBM, Jeff Gadway, has revealed two new features that are currently being tested in limited beta but will soon be available across all platforms BBM is available on. These features include ability to retract messages and […]