We have another nice surprise from the Beta Zone today as BBM has been updated to version 188.8.131.52. Not a whole lot as far as what has been changed, but its been said that there a few bug issues that have been fixed. So if you find anything new or changed be sure to let us know. In case you have not heard here are some of the new features and enhancements for BBM 6.1 Beta:
More emoticons With approximately a dozen new emoticons, you can easily show how you're feeling or what you're doing.
Longer status messages The character limit for status messages has been increased. You can now share up to 160 characters.
Chat bubble colors You can now specify a chat bubble color for contacts instead of using the default color for individual chats, multiperson chats, and BBM Group chats. You can return to the default color at any time.
Animated display pictures You can now set animated .gif files as display pictures in BBM, and view other people's animated display pictures. Note: The picture needs to be square (the height and width, in pixels, are the same).
Display picture integration You can quickly set a picture on your smartphone as your BBM display picture by selecting the Set As BBM Display Picture option from the menu.