An update to BBM has hit BlackBerry World and it's a plentiful update. The update, which spent a while in the BlackBerry Beta Zone, is now available for download. The updates included are many and ones you'll appreciate having for BBM.
The updates for this version of BBM include:
- Start chatting with your address book contacts that are already using BBM - No invite required!
- We've bundled timed pictures, timed messages and retracted messages into a new BBM Subscription.
- Broadcast messages can now be sent to specific categories.
- Manage your Stickers - Choose which sticker packs are displayed in your Sticker Picker.
- Improved Voice Chat experience. You now have the option to block receiving messages from a multi-person chat.
Along with the update, BBM Protected gets a few goodies as well:
- Support auto passphrase in BBM Protected Groups so users don't have to manually enter a passphrase
- Address file/picture transfer issues under BBM Protected and Protected Plus
- Improvements to Protected manual passphrase exchange - Requires both contacts to be running v2.8 on iOS and Android or v10.8 on BlackBerry 10
You can find the update in BlackBerry World. If you don't see the update showing in your updates, you can look under the installed apps tab and it should show as an update there.