BBM has upgraded BBM to version 2.1 on Android and iOS , version 10.3.1 on BB10 and v 8.2 on Blackberry OS. This new version comes with some very interesting features. Apart from bug fixes and performance improvement, following are the three main features introduced in new BBM:
Introduction of Stickers in BBM:
This is the biggest feature of this release. BBM now has many sticker packs. Some are free, while others are paid. It includes some interesting sticker packs, like, WWE stickers as well. When you purchase a sticker pack for BBM, it gets added to your emoticons. Just click on any sticker to send it. And when your friends receives a sticker, they can click on that to download the same sticker pack themselves.
Here is a video from BB about sticker packs for BBM:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mi1LfK9eOhQ
And here are some nice sticker packs:
How to Download Stickers on BBM:
To download stickers, head over to BBM shop. There you will see all the sticker packs that are available.
Just click on any sticker pack and you will be able to see the price of the pack as well as the stickers available in it. In my case, I found that “BBM Stickers” and “WWE Superstars” stickers were available for free, and I downloaded both.
Send Larger Files in BBM Chat:
BBM has now increased the file size limit of files that you can send in BBM chat. It now lets you send files up to 16MB in size. This is quite a helpful upgrade as now you can share larger files, photos, and videos.
Send Photos in Multi-Person Chat:
This is a feature that most of messengers have, but somehow BBM lacked. Now you can share photos in multi-person chat as well. This adds more fun to multi-person chats.
BBM is present in a very crowded field. Whatsapp remains king of the jungle, with many alternatives for Whatsapp also available. But BBM is definitely making inroads in this area, and addition of these new features make it even more tempting.
So, are you on BBM yet? What do you think of these new features of BBM? Let me know in comments below.