Good news for BBM lovers! BlackBerry has released a new version of BBM, adding stickers, support for sending larger files, and photo sharing in multi-person chats, reports TNW. These new updates are being rolled out gradually.
Stickers feature that is being rolled out lets users download a variety of packs right inside the app from the BBM Shop. Each sticker pack contains between 20 and 25 stickers and features content developed by “talented artists,” relating to a theme or a character, and from popular brands. Sticker packs are either free or cost $1.99, and are billed through the device’s app store.
Besides, BBM users can now send files up to 16MB in a chat (an increase of 10MB) as well as share photos in multi-person chats. Photos will be delivered in the chat as a thumbnail that can be opened to reveal the image in full size.
After updating BBM for iOS and Android with BBM Voice, Channels, location sharing and more, the latest feature updates is big news. Introducing stickers (rich emoticons) has been a trend followed by most of the messaging apps to engage users and at the same time spike revenues. Blackberry is simply following the trend with BBM.
Will this spike the user base of BBM that is struggling at the moment in comparison with other messaging giants?