BlackBerry updates BBM

Mobile & tablets

by Ben Sullivan| 16 December 2013

Update fixes glitches and introduces 'tell your friends' feature.

BlackBerry has rolled out its latest update for the BBM service on iPhone and Android platforms.

BBM, which has been downloaded more than 25 million times since its relaunch in October, has been upgraded to fix glitches and add new features.

On iOS, BBM is now supported on iPod and iPad devices, and the glitch which made some contact names disappear has been fixed.

BlackBerry has also launched a 'tell your friends' feature to help you connect using BBM's sharing tools.

More features include the ability to invite contacts to BBM groups by email without the need to know their PIN.

The free download, which used to only be available on BlackBerry phones, can now carry out both on on on e chats and group chats, and users are also able to share photos and files.

However, BBM is still having trouble keeping up with the 200 million users that use competing Android app, Whatsapp, with only 80 million users.

Post a comment

Comments may be moderated for spam, obscenities or defamation.

Join our network

714 people like this.
1522 people follow this.

Mobile & tablets Intelligence

Buy the latest industry research online today!
See more

Suppliers Directory

See more
Privcy Policy

We have updated our privacy policy. In the latest update it explains what cookies are and how we use them on our site. To learn more about cookies and their benefits, please view our privacy policy. Please be aware that parts of this site will not function correctly if you disable cookies. By continuing to use this site, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy unless you have disabled them.