Last month, BlackBerry offered a new beta version of its BBM for Android messaging app
. Today, this new version of BBM for Android is ready for public release with a version number of v188.8.131.52. Among the new features is an improved chat UI that includes new chat balloons and static backgrounds. New and free stickers can now be found faster, and you can more easily manage the groups you belong to with options to "Leave" and "Delete."
One change that was part of the beta in July, the ability given BBM for Android users to pick custom PIN numbers for free, did not make it to the final version of the app. In fact, the official changelist includes:
- UI improvements to chat
- Categorized search for easy navigation
- Localised Discover services for videos, music, entertainment
- Manage your groups with easy 'Leave' and 'Delete' options
- Enhanced protection against spam
- Bug fixes
To install the latest version of BBM available for your Android, iOS or BlackBerry 10 device, simply click on the appropriate link. (Android|iOS|BlackBerry10).