BlackBerry testing ads in BBM

BlackBerry testing ads in BBM
Don't say that we didn't warn you. From the moment that BlackBerry CEO John Chen said that BBM would be monetized by letting corporations sponsor BBM Channel discussion groups, we have mentioned it every once in a while. Now, BlackBerry has started testing out sponsored channels and sponsored invitations in BBM.

The sponsored invitations will show up in the Invites section of BBM while the sponsored channels can be found in the Updates section. Right now, the testing is going on in certain Beta Zone versions of BlackBerry's messaging app.

Other changes in the Beta Zone version of BBM include the ability to purchase stickers from the new BBM Store, an increase in the size of attachments from 6MB to 16MB, Control Group notifications received independently of other notification settings, the ability to send pictures in multi-person chat, and the ability to view images in both portrait and landscape orientations.

So far, it is not clear when the update bringing these new features will be sent out to all BBM users.

source: BerryReview


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