New BBM beta for Android now available from the Google Play Store with several new features

New BBM beta for Android now available from the Google Play Store with several new features
Signing up to be a beta tester for the Android version of BBM is a snap. Just click on the sourcelink at the bottom of this story, and click on the box that reads "Become A Tester." Shortly after that, you will receive an update to the version of BBM that allows you to test new features for the app. Just keep in mind that features added to the beta version of the messaging app could be buggy until developers have these added capabilities perfected. If you decide to quite being a beta tester, you can uninstall the testing version and install the public version of the app.

The latest version of BBM beta has been released. Those who are beta testers for the app will find these new features available according to the changelist:

  • Albums added to your BBM profile - check out your BBM contact's past posts and images!
  • Share video in groups; swipe through group images and videos.
  • Easily share content with more people with the new contact multi-picker!
  • More dark colors added to chat background.

One new feature not listed allows users to remove sticker packs no longer wanted. To do this, you need to scroll to the end of your sticker list and tap on the "settings gear." Tap on edit, and you'll be able to remove any sticker pack you desire. And yes, they can be added back to your BBM app if you change your mind.

source: BBMbeta via CrackBerry



1. meanestgenius

Posts: 22051; Member since: May 28, 2014

Not a beta user for BBM, or any other app or OS (used to be for iOS and Windows) for that matter. I prefer to wait for the finished product. Nice features being added, though. The best IM client (IMO) just keeps on getting better.

2. ndcart

Posts: 17; Member since: Sep 11, 2015

Guess I've been living under a rock. I didn't know BBM was still a thing. lol


Posts: 418; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

If they really want to take out WhatsApp, they need SMS support.

4. Venom

Posts: 3573; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I agree. It's the only way BBM will be usable imo. Without SMS support, BBM isn't viable unless the other person has BBM.


Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

Most IM client only work if other person has it, so by your logic, most IM client are not viable.

6. andriodfanboy1

Posts: 168; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

No one in my contacts use bbm, viber, tango, wechat, and line only thing most people use w. App and fb messenger so even if i want to use other im services i can't

7. PenTiltoKet

Posts: 552; Member since: May 18, 2016

BBM almost dead, with an average of 5 active bbm partner for each user. So last month BB run a campaign in Indonesia with 1,000,000,000 cash value. Its 1000 winner each got 1,000,000 rupiah (about usd 70/bbm user). Those 1000 user who have the most BBM chat partner will each got 1,000,000 rupiah. Rule: * The BBM user they add must be active with the definition have at least 10 BBM friend, and at least chat 1000 conversation in the last 30 days. * If the campaign got less than certain new BBM user or doesn't got any effect on bbm traffic, then, BB have the right to cancel the campaign, and not giving the promised price money.

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 22051; Member since: May 28, 2014

False. BBM is not “almost dead”. Exhibit A: The article ^ linked above is from April of 2017, and it states that BBM has some 63 Million Monthly Active users, in Indonesia alone. Exhibit B: The Imgur ^ linked above is from January 2018, and is from Statista’s own website. It also states that BBM has 63 Million monthly active users. So from April of 2017 to January of 2018 (that’s this year), BBM has 63 Million monthly active users. Please point out how that equates to BBM being “almost dead”. Don’t worry, I’ll wait.... And BlackBerry doesn’t run any campaigns for BBM consumer. Emtek does. You’re welcome.

17. PenTiltoKet

Posts: 552; Member since: May 18, 2016

If BBM really have 60 million+ user. They won't do cheap trick like this.

18. meanestgenius

Posts: 22051; Member since: May 28, 2014

If BBM didn’t have 60 Million + monthly active users, you would have provided a link saying so. The fact that you CAN’T, while I can and have provided links saying that they do have 60 Million + monthly active users, proves me right, and you (as usual) wrong.

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