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BBM got updated in BlackBerry World – brings new Functions!

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).

BBM for Windows Phone gets updated, brings new Features…

Finally BBM on Windows Phone made it to Version 2.0.0.24 and brings the features in that are since some time available on the other platforms.

The new features are:

  • BBM Shop with Stickers
  • Timed Messages
  • Message Retraction
  • HD Picture Transfer

If not set differently the update will be installed automatically on your phone so check your BBM app to see the changes yourself.

Here a few screenshots on a Lumia 930:

BBM Shop got updated…

BlackBerry has just pushing out an update for BBM in BlackBerry World. No features have been added this time around. But a new section within the BBM Shop has been added.

Other than that there isn’t much to the change log.

  • THE NEW BBM SHOP: Find great apps, sticker packs and more to personalize your chats
  • Bug fixes & performance enhancements

Some top apps which are accessing BBM are being recommended now, this includes iGrann Pro, Nobex, Radio 1 and BeWeather Pro.

The BBM version is showing as v10.5.15.15. If you’re not seeing it yet, refresh BlackBerry World, or even manually search for BBM.

WhatsApp now showing read messages…

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:

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BBM updated on BlackBerry, bringing new features…

BBM is just prompting an update in BlackBerry World. Coming with it are some new features as you can see below:

  • Timed Messages: Set how long contacts have access to messages and pictures shared in a chat (max 25 seconds)
  • Message Retraction: ‘Retract’ a message to remove it from your BBM chat
  • A quicker sticker picker: Adding stickers to your BBM chats is now even quicker with a new picker
  • Sticker Preview, this was long overdue
  • HD Picture Transfer: It’s easier than ever to get a high quality version of the pictures you receive in BBM
  • Discover Music: See what music your contacts are listening to in BBM Feeds.

Not sure if this is as well available for Android, iPhone and Windows Phone yet…

Something to note from the official Press release is that some features are free for 3 months now and will be chargeable later on…

Here a few screenshots:

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BlackBerry Q5 udpated to 10.3.1.821

I have yesterday updated my BlackBerry Q5 with the 10.3.1.821 software version, This one is of course not officially out so there is a risk.

Things noticed so far:

  • Password keeper is included already
  • Blend is NOT unlocked for all devices
  • NO PIN Watermarks
  • Adobe Flash is not working in browser
  • email picture attachments are not an option to send in small medium or full size.
  • Shortcuts are available for Apps

Should you want to give it a try you can download the autoloader here (LINK). If you have no idea what that means, just leave it, believe me.

Facebook for BlackBerry 10 gets an update…

Today an Update for Facebook for BlackBerry 10 popped up in the BlackBerry Appworld which brings the version to 10.4.30.2.

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Here are the changes I can see on the Passport:

  • Improved news feed. Get more stories and content in your news feed.
  • Active frame support. Facebook when minimized, will display the 5 most recent notifications as well as the updated notifications count.
  •  Poke back. Now you can poke a user back directly from notifications (does anybody really still use this??)
  • Rename user albums. Power to rename albums to your liking

As there is no change log there might be more that I have not seen yet…

 

Instagram Updated to 6.0.1

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
Other updates:
  • It’s now easier to upload and share videos
  • Improved design and bug fixes

Here are a few screen shots form my BlackBerry Q5:

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