Just lastyear blackberry listed out some new features to include in the next BBM update. Some of this features which includes BBM channels , new and improved emoticons and voice notes were expected to be released early this year. Today an official of blackberry , jeff gadway confirmed via Blackberry’s Blog that the new features is now available for both blackberry , iphone and android users. Here’s a quote of what jeff said.
“. Today, we’re excited to be adding those great new features and more to BBMthat users on iPhone, Android and BlackBerry** can enjoy. When the update becomes available later today, these new features will give you more ways to chat and share than ever before on BBM.”
so what exactly are the new features??
in order to ensure that conversation is smooth and fun , blackberry added a voice chat feature which enables you create a voice call to any BBM user world wide. There’s a green call button at the right hand of your chat which signifies that your chatmate is available for voice call. Charges are taken from your wi-fi or data connection..
New And Improved Emoticons
Emoticons are used to express your mood and feelings at a particular point in time. The new BBM 2.0 update comes with 100 great new emoticons that you can use to bring some fun to your chats.
Larger BBM Groups
BBM’s new update comes with a larger group membership which can allow up to 50 members to be in a group so you can get more of your friends, family or team in on the action.
BBM Channels lets users chat with other BBM users about topics that interest them. Customers can join channels about a range of topics from products, hobbies and sports to entertainment, fashion, cars and more. Channels can be created by brands, businesses and BBM users alike and are a great way to communicate directly and immediately with people who share common interests in the broader BBM community. By posting to their channel, channel owners immediately reach their subscribers with a message that can spark discussions.
this new BBM update now gives you the ability to share your current location anytime anyday. You can Choose how long you want to share your location for by setting the timer – when the timer runs out your location is private again.
Drop Box is currently one of the biggest and most preferred file sharing platform around. Blackberry has integrated a new feature which allows you share files from your dropbox account to a BBM contact. With Dropbox built in to BBM, you can send a file from your personal cloud directly to a BBM contact. On the receiving end, save the file directly to your smartphone or add it to your Dropbox account.
Pictures And VoiceNote Attachment
With this new version of BBM there’s more to chat about because you can quickly share a pic, voice note or file with your contacts. Snap a photo or pick one from your gallery; touch and hold to send a voice note; send a calendar event or contact.
These new features are expected to be available for update soon. What are your thoughts on this?
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