BBM updated with easier photo sharing, voice calling

BlackBerry Messenger, or BBM, has been updated with a more streamlined attachment sharing that makes it easier to share files such as photos and documents between users. Audio calling has also been added. This brings the cross-platform messenger app up to snuff with other competitors in the field such as Whatsapp and Viber. 

BBM uses BlackBerry's private secure network and it was quite a hit when BlackBerry phones ruled the corporate world. Users would exchange unique personal numbers called PINs, thus connecting them to each other, and be able to communicate securely. However, as BlackBerry's fortunes diminished, BBM user share has diminished as well. BlackBerry hopes this update as well as BBM's relatively new cross-platform nature will bring users back to its service.



1. banglazbless

Posts: 138; Member since: Feb 05, 2014

Fail my ass. This is a game changer! with all that pixel being push by that QHD screen, what do you all expect? Plus it's running unfinished software so we all have to wait for the finish software to cast any judgement on this product. Another thing, the five folks who follow this site don't determine the success of anything, this is Samsung we're talking about: Not LG, Motorola or htc. Once this drops, it's gonna sell like hotcakes, Mark that down.

3. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Hahaha Copy/paste fail. This is about BBM not a phone. Tagged as troll

2. jbishops

Posts: 62; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

Nobody uses BBM for anything let along a Blackberry

4. Zeeya

Posts: 331; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

Shut the f# up

5. ablopez

Posts: 235; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

Wrong again, jbishops. Please stop making false statements. It just makes you look foolish and ignorant.

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 22522; Member since: May 28, 2014

I wouldn't call 85 million monthly active users "nobody". The trolling just doesn't stop with you. Not only that, but you spread such lies when you troll but hey, I guess that's what trolls such as yourself do.

9. ablopez

Posts: 235; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

Hey MG, I just discovered the screen share feature on BBM video, where you can share what's showing up on your phone's screen with the other person's phone screen. Really handy if you want to show a photo, video, business doc, game, or just show them how to do something on the phone, without having to send screen shots or the actual files. I don't think whats-crapp can do this, can it? I wouldn't know since I haven't tried to use it since I first installed it years ago.

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 22522; Member since: May 28, 2014

What's up, ablopez... Nope! No screen sharing on WhatsCrap! BBM offers so many features, with more being added with each update. WhatsCrap may have the most MAU's of all the IM apps, but BBM is definitely more feature-rich!

11. jbishops

Posts: 62; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

Everyone uses WhatsApp that has a much better interface and better anything that Blackberry has.

12. meanestgenius

Posts: 22522; Member since: May 28, 2014

WhatsCraps UI is horrible compared to BBM's....and not everybody uses WhatsCrap, or there wouldn't be any users on any other IM apps. You would say anything to down BlackBerry, even when it's not true, so I can't take you seriously when you talk about BlackBerry. No one does. Everyone knows your just a BlackBerry troll. By the way, you can cut the "jbishops" crap, Apiskula. You're not fooling anyone.

8. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

Still trolling I see. Nothing better to do. Get a life already.

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 22522; Member since: May 28, 2014

The updates are coming along nice and steady. Its good to know that BlackBerry is constantly updating its products to make them better.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.
FCC OKs Cingular's purchase of AT&T Wireless