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Update to BBM will allow users to share pictures in multi-person chats

BBM users will soon get to share pictures during multi-person chats

BBM users will soon get to share pictures during multi-person chats

The messaging apps are where the money is for now, and with BBM all of a sudden getting a lot of attention inside and outside BlackBerry, the Canadian manufacturer is doing what it can to spruce it up. BlackBerry itself just stated in a blog post that it will be offering new features and improvements to BBM "on a regular basis." Recently, BlackBerry added stickers to a beta version of BBM. These are what are being called larger and more beautiful images compared to emoticons, and must be purchased in the new BBM store, which is also part of the beta version of the app.

BlackBerry has announced that the next update to BBM will allow users to share pictures with others during a multi-person chat. The company said that it received a lot of requests for this particular feature. Currently, BBM users in the middle of a multi-person chat can share voice notes, their location using Glympse and send files from the clouds via Dropbox.

The next update will also increase the size of a file shared during a BBM multi-person chat from 6MB to 16MB. While currently a BBM user on a multi-person chat can share 6 seconds of 1080p video recorded on the BlackBerry Z30, after the update that same user will be able to share 16 seconds of that same video. And after listening to feedback from users, the next update will also bring slightly larger emoticons. So far, there is no hint from BlackBerry as to when the next BBM update will be pushed out.

BBM, as we've already told you, is coming this summer to Windows Phone and will be available out of the box on some Windows Phone models along with the Nokia X models.

"With millions of you depending on BBM to connect with your most important contacts, we want to provide the best messaging experience possible. So, we’re taking your feedback and we’re trying to knock it out of the park by bringing new features and improvements to BBM on a regular basis."-BlackBerry

source: BlackBerry via Engadget

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posted on 01 Mar 2014, 23:08

1. lucid.brat (Posts: 103; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


Thats really cool

posted on 02 Mar 2014, 00:04

2. Kishin (Posts: 636; Member since: 30 May 2013)


I like and use BBM...

posted on 02 Mar 2014, 03:46

3. dome888 (Posts: 63; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)


Hangouts is fine with me.

posted on 02 Mar 2014, 08:28

4. GadgetsMcGoo (Posts: 167; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


Hangouts is great! I can share pen0r pix with my SO and the NSA at the same time. Group chat! whether you know it or not.

posted on 02 Mar 2014, 14:37

5. kennyblack_sd (Posts: 26; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


That will be really cool, I love BBM

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 08:28

6. AndrewRockie (Posts: 6; Member since: 26 Dec 2012)


Best messaging app ever

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