If you are still hanging on to your BBM PIN and are a fan of that Priv thing, we have good news for you! Blackberry’s BBM got a big update today on a variety of platforms, but on Android we care about the fact that it now has PayPal integration. So, as the feature rolls out to all, you will be able to easily share funds from your PayPal account to friends. It’ll look like the image above.
Also in the update, you can subscribe to the BBM Sticker Club for use of hundreds of sticker packs and customize the font used within your BBM conversations. That’s neat.
The full list of newness across platforms is below. (more…)
Ah, Material Design. It’s glorious. The latest high-profile app to receive a Material Design makeover is BlackBerry’s own BBM beta app for Android, bringing a UI more consistent for users running Lollipop on their device. (more…)
With security on the top of many minds, BlackBerry is introducing iOS and Android support for BBM Protected, its encrypted service for enterprise-level messaging. (more…)
BlackBerry announced BBM for Android Wear at CES this morning, hoping to bring the same functionality of the Android app straight to smartwatches. With BBM on Android Wear, users can receive alerts when new messages comes in, navigate messages, and dismiss notifications with a swipe of the finger. (more…)
Are you one of the millions of former BlackBerry users that couldn’t, for whatever reason, let BlackBerry Messenger go? You probably have the BBM app for iOS and Android installed on your devices, then, and will be delighted to hear that an update with new features in tow will be made available for download today. It’s that BBM 2.0 update we mentioned not too long ago, and it seems like the wait might have been worth it. (more…)
Did you know BlackBerry was still around? Their stranglehold on the smartphone industry may be a distant memory, but the beleaguered company is still committed to supporting its existing products. Need proof? One of them, BlackBerry Messenger for Android, is the target of a minor update today. (more…)
According to CrackBerry, BlackBerry has released an updated beta version of BBM for Android, which features a nice changelog that users should all enjoy. For starters, it is reported that the update brings a ton of new emoticons to use, improved file sharing, BBM Channels, and more importantly, BBM Voice. With BBM Voice, BBM users can call each other for free over a WiFi network, a feature that we were hoping an update to Google’s Hangouts app for Android would include, but still has yet to arrive. As reference, the Hangouts app on iOS has had Google Voice and calling integration for months now. (more…)
LG and BlackBerry announced a new deal this morning, that will have BBM come pre-installed on upcoming devices from the Korean manufacturer, starting with the G Pro Lite. According to BlackBerry, this will help phone buyers access one of the world’s premier mobile communication services. The app sure has come a long way since being delayed time and time again on Android, so we think its good that BlackBerry has been able to squeeze a bit more life out of this service. (more…)