When it feels like the BlackBerry Messenger aka BBM seems to be fading away with time, it keeps coming back harder & harder with amazing features.
A new update which introduces a selection of new sharing options and services for users around the globe is now available. The update has embedded in it the ability to share photos and videos directly to your Status Updates Feeds, a new BBMGame Center and Voucher scheme. BBM users can now post photos directly into their feed, in addition to the old text based updates. To facilitate ease of use, there’s a new photo icon in the app’s Feed tab which will let you take a photo, crop it, add a caption, and share.
Those who have channels will also find that they can upload videos to their feed as well. You’ll have to go through the process of uploading the video to Vidio.com first, logging in to the BBM Channel Management Console online and then paste the link before publishing the video to the Feed. Not exactly simple, but at least the feature is there now..lol
Also, all contacts will now be displayed in a list by default. The option to Scan Barcode is now in the main menu and there’s a 25-second default timer for message saves. Names will now be required in Group chats to keep everything organized.
Nigerian BBM users will also be able to: buy more airtime for their phone or purchase a gift for someone else. This would be made possible with the new Airtime icon on the Discover menu.
These new monetized services are powered by BBM Checkout. It looks like this will form a core part of the messenger service’s business model going forward. BlackBerry says that it will have more announcements to make in this regard in the coming weeks.
What do you guys think?… Is BBM becoming more attractive to you again? Tell us in your comments below…