BBM 2.2 update brings simplified sign-up, new emoticons, and more goodies
posted by Luis D. / May 30, 2014, 3:10 AM
Anyway, the new release comes with a healthy set of improvements, starting with an easier sign-up process. BlackBerry has liquidated some fields that were considered unnecessary by users. Signing up has been distilled to providing a name, an e-mail, and a password.
Additionally, BlackBerry has simplified the way users add new BBM contacts through e-mail. When one receives a BBM invite in their inbox, all it takes is to click the link - no more PIN invites.
BBM 2.2 also features 16 new emoticons - "from a hotdog, and maracas, to a hacker and a pair of hot lips". Also, the "Updates" tab has been renamed to "Feeds", which better reflects the kind of stuff you'll find there - new posts, status, and profile updates from BBM contacts and channels.
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No ill will towards Blackberry, but so far their strategy and focus under the leadership of John Chen leave a lot to be desired.
posted on May 30, 2014, 3:26 AM 1
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The only thing BBM doesn't include is any compelling reason for me to use it. But that's not a BBM-specific thing; neither I nor anyone else I know uses BBM, WhatsApp, Google Hangouts, or any other app besides the built-in SMS or iMessage app that comes with their Android phones or IPhones. I'm sure others have found value in using 3rd party apps and services, but no one in my 'inner circle' has made the jump.
posted on May 30, 2014, 9:08 AM 2
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That's one of the biggest challenges for IMs these days.. when very few people in one's country using it. Some of the reasons why I love BBm: - The Delivered and Read sign on the messages sent. Whatsapp only has two checks which means its been received. Not necessarily read. - Updates ( now Feed) on our friends bbm status updates. - Stickers - Broadcast messages and Bbm channel. - Groups - Privacy. You don't have to give ur number to any people u want to add on ur bbm.
posted on May 31, 2014, 10:10 AM 1
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