New BBM beta for Android now available from the Google Play Store with several new features

Signing up to be a beta tester for the Android version of BBM is a snap. Just click on the sourcelink at the bottom of this story, and click on the box that reads “Become A Tester.” Shortly after that, you will receive an update to the version of BBM that allows you to test new features for the app. Just keep in mind that features added to the beta version of the messaging app could be buggy until developers have these added capabilities perfected. If you decide to quite being a beta tester, you can uninstall the testing version and install the public version of the app.

The latest version …

PayPal retires the ability to send money via BBM, effective immediately

PayPal made quite a few announcements in the past concerning the integration of its service into many popular chat apps like Messenger and Skype. One of the apps that allowed users to send money via PayPal was BBM (BlackBerry Messenger), but that’s not the case any longer.

The option disappeared from the newest BBM beta builds without any explanation, so people thought it must be just a bug that BlackBerry would address it in the final version. Unfortunately, PayPal came forward with an official statement that sheds light on the matter.

PayPal is always evolving our customer …

Latest BBM update is out of beta, ready to be installed on your iOS or Android phone

BBM used to be one of the only reasons to buy a BlackBerry. So when CEO John Chen decided to open up the messaging app to iOS and Android users, the executive was taking a big risk. Remember, this was before the release of the BlackBerry Priv, the first ‘Berry to be powered by Android. But Chen wasn’t too concerned with losing hardware sales because he was already looking at BlackBerry as a software company.

He knew he was on the right track when Facebook paid $21.8 billion to buy WhatsApp. If the latter was worth almost $22 billion, Chen reasoned that BBM had to be worth a few billion. …

BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) now offers Uber integration to all users

BlackBerry has just announced that it has partnered with Uber to bring BBM users around the world access to the ride-on-demand service through its application. BBM Messenger users on both the Android and iOS platforms will now be able to book an Uber ride via the dedicated icon in the BBM Discover menu.

More importantly, you’ll be able to call your Uber without leaving the BBM application or having to install the dedicated Uber app on their smartphones. When the new Uber service is launched from the Discover menu, the service will ask users to sign in with their …

Latest BBM for Android update focuses on media sharing experience

A new version of BlackBerry Messenger has just been released in the Google Play Store. The Canadian company made quite a lot of improvements to the media sharing experience in the latest version of BBM.

Here are some of the most important changes that will benefit BBM users after updating to this new iteration. First off, you’ll now be able to customize you unique BBM PIN for free, as well as the background colors in chat.

There’s also a new grid view in the Discover tab for a better reading experience. More importantly, BBM users will now be able to take …

BlackBerry splits BBM into three services, switching platforms no longer possible after September 25

In the last couple of weeks, many BBM users ran into issues when trying to switch their BBM accounts from one platform to another. Apparently, they couldn’t access their contacts, groups, and BBM channels after moving from one device to another.

Well, it turns out that BlackBerry was working on something that made the BBM servers temporarily unavailable. The Canadian company announced today that it has decided to split BBM into three separate services: BBM Enterprise for all devices, BBM Consumer for BBOS and BB10, and BBM Consumer for Android, iOS and Microsoft …

Latest version of BBM for Android now released to the public

Last month, BlackBerry offered a new beta version of its BBM for Android messaging app. Today, this new version of BBM for Android is ready for public release with a version number of v3.3.7.94. Among the new features is an improved chat UI that includes new chat balloons and static backgrounds. New and free stickers can now be found faster, and you can more easily manage the groups you belong to with options to “Leave” and “Delete.”

One change that was part of the beta in July, the ability given BBM for Android users to pick custom PIN numbers for free, did not make it to the final version …

BlackBerry releases betas for Android version of BBM and the BlackBerry Privacy Shade

Today, BlackBerry has started offering a new beta version of the Android flavored BBM messaging app. Among the new additions are animated stickers. Stickers have come a long way since BBM announced that it would be offering them back in February 2014. You can preview and share animated stickers. There are more than 1,000 packs to choose from, divided into different categories.

With the update, you can now choose a custom BBM PIN for free, and there is “richer video sharing and editing options,” You can create and manage discussion groups, and there is a new user-friendly chatting interface …

BBM Enterprise is getting video calling support and lots of other new features

BBM Enterprise, the application aimed at businesses, has just received a major update that adds a plethora of new features and improvements. BlackBerry announced the update will only make it to Android and BlackBerry 10 devices, but the iOS version of the app will receive it soon, too.

The highlights of the latest version of BBM Enterprise include video calling, which is now possible between BlackBerry 10 and Android/iOS contacts. Also, the BBM Protected app on BlackBerry 10 devices has been renamed BBM Enterprise.

Furthermore, there have been a lot of group …

BlackBerry launches BBM Sticker Factory for artists who want to reach a wider audience

Canadian company BlackBerry has just announced the immediate availability of a new portal for artists who create BBM stickers and want to tap into a bigger audience. Since their release back in 2014, BlackBerry held loads of BBM sticker contests that helped grow the database.

At the same time, these contests gave many artists the opportunity to show their work to a wider audience. Since the BBM sticker contests have been so popular among artists, BlackBerry has decided to keep one going all year long.

Thanks to the new BBM Sticker Factory portal, anyone can …