BBM for iPhone beta offers iOS 8 theme and more

BBM for iPhone beta offers iOS 8 theme and more
The beta version of the BBM for iPhone app includes some goodies that eventually will be available on the public version of the app. A new build of the beta was released today, and adds an improved suggestion engine to help iPhone users find their BBM friends. The update also allows someone viewing a timed message, to see it more than just once before it disappears.

The app's UI has been changed, so that it works better with iOS 8. In fact, with the BBM for iPhone beta, the messaging app makes a much better appearance on the iPhone. The beta also supports the use of stickers in group chats. Considering that BlackBerry has only allowed iPhone users only a limited time to join the beta, many of you might have to wait until the public version of the app receives these features before you get to see them in action.

BlackBerry has seen a surge of new BBM members since it opened up the messaging app to iOS, Android and Windows Phone users. BBM now has 91 million subscribers, and BlackBerry is positioning it as an app that allows advertisers to reach a wide range of demographics.

source: MobileSyrup

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17 Comments

1. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

Nice to see Blackberry is constantly improving its BBM app offering on other platforms. It's always good when developers/OEM's do this.

3. AlikMalix unregistered

I wish APPLE did that - and I'm an apple fanboy...

6. SaintHelena

Posts: 397; Member since: Nov 05, 2014

As more and more BB user were fleeing to Android & iOS, BB have to do this (improving BBM on other platform), because if BB didn't do it, BB will be history.

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

So what you're saying is, that if BlackBerry were the most popular platform, that they wouldn't have to add new features and improve upon BBM? You're a fool. BBM is growing in subscribers because it's one of, if not the best, messaging service. It's only right that they continue to improve it.

10. SaintHelena

Posts: 397; Member since: Nov 05, 2014

BBM still being used by some just because some non-teechie user doesn't know that other messaging platform is better, and their friend need to contact that person. Otherwise, BBM already dead.

13. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

Wrong again, troll. If BBM was "dead", then why does their user base on iOS and Android(a techies OS)keep growing, quarter after quarter? And it's "techie", not "teechie". The more you post, the more your illiteracy shows.

2. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Looks functional but I have no use for it

4. AlikMalix unregistered

True!!!.. I havent seen a better texting app than iMessage. They're all too much of stuff, or inadequate in other functions... iMessage knows if the person you're texting is on iOS or not (except for some who switched, lol)... and that's the best convenince... unlike BBM - I have to ask my friends to get it so I can use it - same for everything else... no thanks...

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

To each his/her own....I happen to think BBM is the best messaging app available....I do wish that BlackBerry would incorporate BBM into its regular text messaging...that would be sweet!

7. SaintHelena

Posts: 397; Member since: Nov 05, 2014

You think BB is the god, and best in everything.... You were bias

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

So because I choose BlackBerry over other OEM's and OS's, that means I think that "BB is the God"? Your idiocy knows no bounds. By your reasoning, then EVERYONE here on PA thinks that their respective choice in OS is GOD.

11. SaintHelena

Posts: 397; Member since: Nov 05, 2014

NOT everyone. Some thing their choice of OS is good, but they know it also have the not-good side. You, on the other hand, is 'special'.

12. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

I have been critical of BlackBerry in the past, but choose to now focus on their good merits, countering trolls like you that choose to spew nonsense that you cannot back up.

14. EC112987

Posts: 1213; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

I loved BBM years ago but most people i know use whatsapp so pretty useless for me.

15. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3098; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

If security is not an issue for you then yes, it would be pretty useless.

16. SaintHelena

Posts: 397; Member since: Nov 05, 2014

BBM is practically dead, only use by those who's not moved on yet. It's battery hogger, slow, ads ridden, and inconvenience.

17. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

Troll, get a life already. It's growing in subscribers, doesn't hog your battery at all, is very fast, and the "ads" fit in seamlessly like the rest of your feeds in BBMC. Learn the facts, don't just tell stories.

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