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New features included with BBM for iOS and BBM for Android update

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New features included with BBM for iOS and BBM for Android update
Early this morning, we told you that an update to BBM for iOS was coming that would enable those with Wi-Fi only Apple iPads and BlackBerry iPod touch models, to install the BBM app. As it turns out, an update was sent out today, Thursday, for both BBM for iOS and BBM for Android. Most of the features seen in the iOS update were also made available for Android users.

These include the ability to share your  BBM PIN and a PIN barcode to your social networks, a "Tell your friends" feature that lets you find any of your friends that are also using BBM, and a bug fix that solves a problem that removed names from your contacts list. Languages that run from right to left now have additional support, and you can invite BBM contacts to join in a group by sending an email. Finally, both iOS and Android versions received performance improvements and other bug fixes.
 
Remember when BlackBerry had to quickly update BBM for iOS after the messaging app had continuously crashed while running on iOS 7.0.3? As it turns out, the iOS 7.0.3 update took away support for the "HelveticaNeue-Italic" font that is used by the BBM app. Something similar happened again today when Apple rolled out iOS 7.0.4, and the updated iOS build caused the BBM app to crash once again. The gang in Waterloo is supposedly working on a fix.

source: BBM (iOS|Android) via SlashGear

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posted on 14 Nov 2013, 17:42 4

1. hassoups (Posts: 254; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)


why don't apple just remove support for bbm and just get it over with?

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 18:10 1

2. tatail (Posts: 215; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)


Who said apple is supporting BBM?

posted on 17 Nov 2013, 13:30

11. MyJobSux (Posts: 77; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)


Its in the app store so they have approved it and support the use of it on the Apple clients it was designed for.

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 18:32

3. lolatfailphones (Posts: 73; Member since: 08 Apr 2013)


What the hell'a wrong with people's phone? It's running oh so smith on my i5

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 18:37 1

4. FakeMatt (Posts: 18; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)


What's stopping me from using it is that it remains in my notification bar indefinitely on Android. Get rid of that, and I might try using it again.

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 20:38 3

7. romeo1 (Posts: 176; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)


You can turn that off in setting in the bbm app

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 09:04

9. rabidhunter (Posts: 90; Member since: 05 Jul 2013)


But it threatens you with not functioning correctly.

posted on 16 Nov 2013, 06:10

10. romeo1 (Posts: 176; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)


It works fine on my Z and Z1 also on my brother's s4

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 18:48

5. spectrums (Posts: 127; Member since: 14 Nov 2013)


dumb messanger chat whit dumb ios, thats is couple :) and also please remove bbm from playstore, i no like bbm :(

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 19:47

6. DerryAhmad (Posts: 242; Member since: 05 May 2012)


Nice update! Coming from a Blackberry device, the Contacts Categories is something I missed when BBM crossed to Android. Glad to see my BBM Contacts is automatically arranged by its categories just like I had before.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 05:30

8. jsdechavez (Posts: 699; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Blackberry can't even update BBM on Bold devices.

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