BBM for Android updated with support for longer chats

BBM for Android updated with support for longer chats
New features and improvements are now available for BBM on Android devices. BlackBerry has just pushed a new update that adds support for longer chats and a few more improvements.

Once one of the most popular instant messaging apps for mobile devices, BBM lost a lot of users to rival apps like Facebook Messenger, Telegram and WhatsApp. However, that doesn't mean that BlackBerry will stop supporting the application.

As mentioned earlier, BlackBerry deployed a new update for BBM on the Android devices, which is supposed to offer support for longer chats. If you've been running into issues with long messages, this update should address those problems.

Aside from that, the update also allows users to access all Free Stickers in one tap from BBM Discovery Tab. This is simply a tweak that improves user experience, it's not a new features.

The official changelog also mentions that BBM now offers more secure sign in for users who signed up with phone. Obviously, a fair share of bug fixes have been implemented as well, but no additional details on any of them have been disclosed.

Although this is a rather small update with a short changelog, it's recommended to download the latest BBM version to benefit from the new features and improvements.

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3. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Oh boy here we go.

2. DGxumbreo7

Posts: 63; Member since: Nov 27, 2016

10mil users? really.. where?

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 23172; Member since: May 28, 2014

BBM has 60 million monthly active users in Indonesia alone.

5. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3208; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Yep, the Indonesians are getting all the BlackBerry goodies. Hey, they deserve it for steadfastly supporting the platform. I think they're getting BBM Shopping and a payment system.

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 23172; Member since: May 28, 2014

I agree. While I am upset that those goodies haven't all been given to BBM users worldwide, Indonesians do indeed deserve it for steadfastly supporting the platform the way that they do. And yep, BBM shopping and a payment system is headed there first. I hop that's something that comes to the rest of us. Would love to get BBM games over here as well, like in Indonesia. And hey, did you know that 10.3.3 for BB10 dropped today? I have it on my BB10 devices now.

1. meanestgenius

Posts: 23172; Member since: May 28, 2014

Awesome that BlackBerry keeps making this great IM client better and better with each update.

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