BBM 2.2 update brings simplified sign-up, new emoticons, and more goodies

BBM 2.2 update brings simplified sign-up, new emoticons, and more goodies
BBM users on Android and iOS should be looking forward to an update to version 2.2. In fact, Android users can already snag it from Google Play, while the iOS faithful will have to wait a little more. Actually, BlackBerry owners will have to wait the longest, but the company promised they will be in for a special treat. Hopefully, it will be worth the wait.

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.

source: BlackBerry

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9 Comments

1. frazaco11

Posts: 23; Member since: Aug 23, 2013

Good,I will try it out

2. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

No ill will towards Blackberry, but so far their strategy and focus under the leadership of John Chen leave a lot to be desired.

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 22394; Member since: May 28, 2014

Chen is doing a much better job than the last three bozos that were in charge. I think we should all give him the benefit of the doubt.

4. wedhos

Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Indonesian state have received this update

5. DerryAhmad

Posts: 296; Member since: May 05, 2012

Two stickers were added too in the shop. Nummies and Coca Cola Indonesia (soccer themed, probably region based)

6. Zeeya

Posts: 331; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

cant wait for the update

7. frustyak

Posts: 248; Member since: Mar 08, 2010

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.

9. DerryAhmad

Posts: 296; Member since: May 05, 2012

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.

8. m_smart_guy

Posts: 41; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

what they mean no more pin invites

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