The latest update to BBM has now arrived in BlackBerry World and is available to all. This release is packing quite a few features including the ability to hide purchased sticker packs as well as the option to chat with contacts from your address book.
Start chatting with your address book contacts that are already using BBM – No invite required any longer!
We’ve bundled timed pictures, timed messages and retracted messages into a new BBM Subscription.
Broadcast messages can now be sent to specific categories.
Manage your Stickers – Choose which sticker packs are displayed in your Sticker Picker.
Improved Voice Chat experience.You now have the option to block receiving messages from a multi-person chat.
BBM Protected Updates:
Support auto passphrase in BBM Protected Groups so users don’t have to manually enter a passphrase
Address file/picture transfer issues under BBM Protected and Protected Plus
Improvements to Protected manual passphrase exchange – Requires both contacts to be running v2.8 on iOS and Android or v10.8 on BlackBerry 10
To get the update just visit BlackBerry World right now and the update should show. If not follow this link (LINK).
WhatsApp has finally decided to enable the ability to know whether or not your message was read after its been sent according to their updated FAQ section.
WhatsApp till date has never had an indicator that showed whether or not your message was actually read when sent, unlike BBM, where the D represents that the message has been delivered to the phone while the R represents that the message has been read by the recipient. Now this has finally changed. No more excuses.
Below is the explanation of the WhatsAPP marks as of now:
Instagram saw today an upgrade to version 6.0.1. I updated on my BlackBerry Q5 using Snap. Sadly the Windows Version is not updated yet and runs the old version. It looks quite nice and the new filters are fun. Specially now that you can decide on the filter strength.
Here is what is new now:
Double-tap on filters to adjust the filter strength
Perfect your composition with Adjust and Vignette
Enrich colors with Warmth and Saturation
Adjust lights and darks with Brightness, Contrast, Highlights and Shadows
Make your photos crisp and clear with Sharpen
It’s now easier to upload and share videos
Improved design and bug fixes
Here are a few screen shots form my BlackBerry Q5: