BBM has been a staple in the BlackBerry universe for many years. It's so important to us that many users will not switch to another platform simply because no one else has a BBM-like app available. We've seen BBM evolve through out the years. The addition of status messages, display pictures, groups and more recently, BBM-connected apps through BBM 6.0 have made BlackBerry Messenger a force to be reckoned with.
Today, BBM 6.1 has rolled out in the Beta Zone. With it come a few new features that should make the user experience more friendly. Check them out below.
Longer status messages (From 64 characters to 160 characters)
Animated Display Pictures (Set .gif as Display Pictures)
The "Set As Display Picture" option added to the Pictures menu