BBM for Android and iPhone updates now available

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A new update to BBM is rolling out for Android and iPhone users. In addition to several new features, bug fixes and performance improvements, we are also proud to deliver something you’ve been asking for: support for iPod and iPads!

Here’s a quick overview of what’s new and how to use the new features:)

BBM for Android 

  • Support for BBM Contact Categories
  • BBM Group List sorting and filtering improvements
  • More options for sharing your BBM PIN Barcode
  • Find your friends on other social networks who are also using BBM
  • Addresses an issue where some users may have experienced higher battery use

BBM for iPhone 

  • Support for iPod and iPad devices running iOS6 and iOS7
  • Improvements to right-to-left language support
  • More options for sharing your BBM PIN Barcode
  • Find your friends on other social networks who are also using BBM
  • Fixes an issue where some users would be missing BBM contact names

First thing’s first, if you haven’t already, check for a BBM update in the App Store and Google Play™.

Share your PIN Barcode

Introduced in today’s update to BBM for Android and iPhone, the new Share PIN option makes sharing your PIN Barcode even easier. Using this option you can quickly share your PIN Barcode across your favorite social network as well as other options provided by your device’s operating system. To use the Share My PIN feature, complete the following steps:

  1. Open BBM and tap BBM-PIN-3Dot followed by Share PIN
  2. Select your desired sharing method from the list that is displayed

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Assign contacts to categories

Managing a large contact list is easy when you can organize your BBM contacts into categories. To do this, complete the following steps:

  1. Open BBM and tap Contacts
  2. Tap BBM-PIN-3Dot followed by Add Category
  3. Enter a category title and tap Ok
  4. Select the contacts you’d like to assign to the newly created category
  5. Tap Done when finished

Tell Your Friends

On top of the new Share PIN option that appears in your BBM menu, make sure you try out Tell Your Friends, which will let you see which of your friends on your other social networks are also using BBM and invite them to chat! Tell Your Friends will open your device browser and allow you to log in to your favorite social networks. After logging in, all you need to do is browse your friend list and look for a BBM PIN under their name. You can make it easy for your friends to connect with you as well by entering your PIN too!

To use the Tell Your Friends feature, complete the following steps:

  1. Open BBM and tap BBM-PIN-3Dot followed by Tell Your Friends
  2. Sign into your favorite social networks, add your BBM PIN and invite your friends to connect!

Tip: To find your BBM PIN, open BBM and tap on your display picture.

Got a question, comment or want to share a great BBM story? Post a comment and let us know!

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  • http://blogs.blackberry.com/2013/11/bbm-for-android-and-iphone-updates-now-available/ BBM for Android and iPhone updates now available | Inside BlackBerry

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  • nav

    Is there a way to integrate my ipad under same pin as BlackBerry Z10

  • http://www.google.ae khalid Alzaabi

    What about contact categories broadcast issue. .. Did you fix this problem too in the new update?

  • Ali

    Nice one blackberry keep going
    Pace

  • http://jedaah mzon

    thank you

  • Wayne Brul

    BBM For Android 2.3.6 Please!!

  • Ty

    I still can’t use my BBM over mobile data. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.1.2. BBM only works on WiFi.

  • Charles IYKE Nick Ned

    Good job. But what about android bbm music player status updates?

  • Sulaimon Adeola Sheriff

    Please,add the option of showing “show what am listning to” BBM on Android and iphone as its in blackberry.

  • sasha

    I would like to know how to change the notification setting especially for putting the group notifications off.

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  • ahmad hanif hardiansyah

    why on my android device has been no update to the latest version of bbm when I check on google play

  • septian indra

    Please give us an update about sending a music or some files

  • Rashed

    Still there’s some problems
    And the left-right language still having issues
    Need another update guys

  • Austonㅁ

    really happy for the improvement #big_ups bbm

  • http://- Angga Kaneshiro

    There is no update version on my google play … still on the lates version 1.0.0.72 … follow up please to google playstore … mérci

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  • Betty

    Can’t bbm with Veronicke

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  • Abdulla

    If you add an option where we can broadcast a message to categories that would be great.

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