BBM update fixes pictures issue on Android 7.0 Nougat devices

BBM update fixes pictures issue on Android 7.0 Nougat devices
BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) still has a large user base, even though many of those who installed the application don't use it on a daily basis. Either way, the Canadian company continues to push updates to its messenger application in an attempt to gain many of the users it lost since its launch back in 2013.

The previous update released by BlackBerry on the Android and iOS platform brought a few new features and many improvements, including a simplified BBM Channel profile and join UI, as well as the ability to access ‘BBM Groups’ directly from the main navigation menu.

Also several navigation enhancements to services in the Discovery screen and BBM in-app browser have been implemented, along with support for full screen video support in BBM in-app browser.

However, the latest update is not about new features, but about bug fixes. Although the new release doesn't come with an official changelog, it looks like BlackBerry addressed some Android 7.0 Nougat related issues.

At least one bug with devices running Android Nougat that prevented users to receive pictures via BBM has been fixed in the latest update. Other issues might have been fixed as well, but this is the most important one.

So, if you own a Nexus smartphone and already upgraded to Android 7.0 Nougat, then make sure you update to the latest version of BBM since you won't have issues receiving pictures anymore.

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13 Comments

1. meanestgenius

Posts: 22388; Member since: May 28, 2014

Nice to see BlackBerry continuing to provide quick and steady updates, not only to as far as security patches go, but to its apps as well. It's always good when any OEM addresses issues quickly with updates to fix the problem.

2. Mxyzptlk unregistered

"gain many of the users it lost since its launch back in 2013." Most people probably don't have another person to use BBM with since BBM isn't a sms client app. Unless of course you're in the corporate setting.

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 22388; Member since: May 28, 2014

There are 190 million BBM uses worldwide as of 2015. BBM also retains 82 percent of its users after 90 days installation, so I'm pretty sure that most people using it have another person to BBM. That's all without it being used as an sms client, which would be pretty foolish for a security company to do, since sms isn't secure, and currently can't be routed through BlackBerry's NOC like BBM is.

4. PenTiltoKet

Posts: 552; Member since: May 18, 2016

Do NOT confuse the number of the download to the number of user. BBM were peaked at 150 Million user average per month. Right now BBM only have around 40 million user average per month.

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 22388; Member since: May 28, 2014

I think you're the one that's confused here. Reread what I typed. I said BBM has 190 MILLION USERS WORLDWIDE. Nowhere did I state MONTHLY active users in that comment. However, in 2014 alone, the number of monthly active users worldwide for BBM was 91 million: http://www.statista.com/statistics/293986/number-of-bbm-users/ Also, BBM has 55 MILLION MONTHLY ACTIVE USERS in Indonesia ALONE: http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2016/02/29/why-blackberry-is-a-hit-in-indonesia/ Here's some more information about how many monthly active users are in Indonesia alone for BBM: http://rapido.co.id/ So, since BBM has +56 million MAU's in Indonesia alone (based on the information provided in the link directly above), I can say with absolute certainty that BBM has more than 40 million MAU's worldwide. Perhaps you should revise your statement, and do some research before posting false information next time.

8. Mxyzptlk unregistered

"which would be pretty foolish for a security company to do" But they released two Android handsets. And you also missed the part where I said corporate individuals.

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 22388; Member since: May 28, 2014

I didn't "miss" any part. I included total BBM user numbers, and debunked your "most probably don't have another person to BBM..." BS theory. They released two BlackBerry Secured Android handsets. There's a difference: http://crackberry.com/heres-how-blackberry-secured-android-priv http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/magazines/panache/the-five-most-secure-smartphones-in-the-world/articleshow/53875289.cms?utm_campaign=dtek50&utm_content=dv&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter Case closed.

10. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Yet they were quick to push out a patch for the recent Android vulnerability, so my point still stands. Case closed. I don't need your data I can easily get that off the Play Store for the app itself.

11. meanestgenius

Posts: 22388; Member since: May 28, 2014

No, your point doesn't stand. BlackBerry was able to secure Android from its core on up. How are going to do the same for sms? You would literally have to use BlackBerry's version of sms, or it would be through BBM for it to be secure. And even if they did do it, you would still have to have BBM installed to do it, and it would only work the way iMessage does. You do know that you can't iMessage someone that doesn't have an iPhone, correct? So what would be the point? You can say that "you don't need my data", but it's clear that you did, since you posted BS. The data you get from the Play Store is for Android ONLY, and has no relevance to users that don't use Android phones. My data shows ALL users. Thanks for proving that you did need my data.

12. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You're definitely bumburned. You missed the point that blackberry had to send out a patch for the recent Android vulnerability. If it was so secure, then a patch wouldn't have been required. It would have been as irrelevant as your data. "and it would only work the way iMessage does. You do know that you can't iMessage someone that doesn't have an iPhone, correct? So what would be the point?" You're just deflecting now.

13. meanestgenius

Posts: 22388; Member since: May 28, 2014

The truth is that you're bumburned and seething with anger over the fact that I corrected your BS again with relevant data. Secure doesn't mean infallible. But the fact that BlackBerry was the first and quickest to patch it speaks volumes. Besides, the vulnerability certainly wasn't due to any fault of BlackBerry's, and at least least their patch didn't break something on the phone like your beloved Apple's software patches do. "You're just deflecting now." No, you're deflecting now because you just realized that what I posted in my comment #11 is absolutely true. But don't let the truth get in the way of the great lie that you're telling.

5. PenTiltoKet

Posts: 552; Member since: May 18, 2016

I think the day of BBM already over, just like BB10 & WP.

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 22388; Member since: May 28, 2014

I think you should read my comment #6 and rethink your assessment of BBM based on the facts I've provided.

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