Recently BBM for Android, iOS, and BlackBerry got a big update that added several new features. One of these features was the addition of BBM and Paypal integration. Users can now send money through their paypal accounts via BBM chat.
However, the update is currently only active for those in Canada. BlackBerry has stated that the service will also come to the United States and parts of Europe, but gave no timeline as to when this will take place.
Here is BlackBerry's official statement on the update:
“We are committed to offering new value added services and our collaboration with PayPal gives customers new ways to pay and send money securely from just about wherever they are,” said Matthew Talbot, SVP Emerging Solutions, BlackBerry. “Enabling PayPal P2P money transfers from within BBM shows how we’re continuing to evolve BBM from the best real-time chat app to a true social engagement and e-commerce platform.”
To our Canadian readers, let us know in the comments on how the new Paypal on BBM feature is working out for you.