Update to BBM for Android, iOS and BB10 adds PayPal integration, The Sticker Club and more

Update to BBM for Android, iOS and BB10 adds PayPal integration, The Sticker Club and more
Android, iOS and BB10 users have all started to receive an update today for their respective version of the BBM messaging app. With the update, users can send their BBM contacts money through PayPal, right in the middle of a conversation. All you need to do is connect your PayPal account with your BBM account. BlackBerry says that it plans on partnering up with other financial and banking institutions in order to provide more services to those using the messaging app. BlackBerry protects these transactions with its world-class security.

In addition, the update adds The Sticker Club. BBM members who subscribe to the club will have the opportunity to use hundreds of newly offered stickers. New content is added regularly. With the update, Android users can now change the order of stickers on their screen so that their favorites are placed on the top, making them easier to select. BBM members using iOS or BB10 already had this feature on their app. Additionally, Android users now can customize the font on their BBM conversations, and have pinch-to-zoom capabilities.

The update also adds two new platforms for BBM users, Apple Watch and iOS 9. With the latest build of Apple's mobile OS, BBM for iOS users can now send videos as part of an attachment inside a message. And those with iOS 9 can use Quick Reply while chatting.

BBM members also now receive an in-chat notification when a screenshot is taken during a BBM private chat, and users can now view, like or comment on group pictures found on BBM Feeds.

The BBM update is available from iTunes, the Google Play Store, and BlackBerry World.


source: BlackBerry via AndroidCentral

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5 Comments

1. meanestgenius

Posts: 21587; Member since: May 28, 2014

Nice to see that BBM is adding more and more features. I'm interested to see what other financial institutions are added to BBM monetary transactions.

4. Arthurhkt

Posts: 721; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

I wish BB will add more function to native BB10 BBM, after they abandon the "Games" and "Newsstand" apps, I kinda hope that they integrate the game leaderboard or news to the BBM. Even the Android version has BBM Connected Games now.

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 21587; Member since: May 28, 2014

I really don't see BlackBerry doing that with their BB10 handsets, as their focus is business users/government with BB10. That's why they made the deal with Amazon, so that Amazon can focus on the consumer side for BlackBerry. Your best bet is to get games and use the gaming features that the Amazon App Store has. I think it's called "game circle", or something like that.

2. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Nice! So, can I now make in-app purchases without an f'n google account? Or is there some official APK in the Amazon App Store? F'n google won't let me use my Google Play balance unless I hand over my bank statements and drivers license...never gonna happen. Go burn in hell larry page, you're just harming your devs by blocking a source of income with such stupid policy. I'll get my apps no matter what, just at the devs cost 'cause of f'n google's excessive greed demanding private info so I pay them...hope Sundar Pichai eventually puts a stop to this stupid policy.

3. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Noiiiice

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