New features included with BBM for iOS and BBM for Android update

New features included with BBM for iOS and BBM for Android update
Early this morning, we told you that an update to BBM for iOS was coming that would enable those with Wi-Fi only Apple iPads and BlackBerry iPod touch models, to install the BBM app. As it turns out, an update was sent out today, Thursday, for both BBM for iOS and BBM for Android. Most of the features seen in the iOS update were also made available for Android users.

These include the ability to share your  BBM PIN and a PIN barcode to your social networks, a "Tell your friends" feature that lets you find any of your friends that are also using BBM, and a bug fix that solves a problem that removed names from your contacts list. Languages that run from right to left now have additional support, and you can invite BBM contacts to join in a group by sending an email. Finally, both iOS and Android versions received performance improvements and other bug fixes.
 
Remember when BlackBerry had to quickly update BBM for iOS after the messaging app had continuously crashed while running on iOS 7.0.3? As it turns out, the iOS 7.0.3 update took away support for the "HelveticaNeue-Italic" font that is used by the BBM app. Something similar happened again today when Apple rolled out iOS 7.0.4, and the updated iOS build caused the BBM app to crash once again. The gang in Waterloo is supposedly working on a fix.

source: BBM (iOS|Android) via SlashGear

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11 Comments

1. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

why don't apple just remove support for bbm and just get it over with?

2. tatail

Posts: 261; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

Who said apple is supporting BBM?

11. MyJobSux

Posts: 106; Member since: Apr 01, 2012

Its in the app store so they have approved it and support the use of it on the Apple clients it was designed for.

3. lolatfailphones

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

What the hell'a wrong with people's phone? It's running oh so smith on my i5

4. FakeMatt

Posts: 40; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

What's stopping me from using it is that it remains in my notification bar indefinitely on Android. Get rid of that, and I might try using it again.

7. romeo1

Posts: 804; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

You can turn that off in setting in the bbm app

9. rabidhunter

Posts: 90; Member since: Jul 05, 2013

But it threatens you with not functioning correctly.

10. romeo1

Posts: 804; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

It works fine on my Z and Z1 also on my brother's s4

5. spectrums

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 14, 2013

dumb messanger chat whit dumb ios, thats is couple :) and also please remove bbm from playstore, i no like bbm :(

6. DerryAhmad

Posts: 296; Member since: May 05, 2012

Nice update! Coming from a Blackberry device, the Contacts Categories is something I missed when BBM crossed to Android. Glad to see my BBM Contacts is automatically arranged by its categories just like I had before.

8. jsdechavez

Posts: 783; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Blackberry can't even update BBM on Bold devices.

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