What's new in BBM


  • You can now edit your custom pin
  • Fixed chat list: Only chats with new messages are bold
  • Enhanced the QR code scanner - now you can scan ANY QR code (i.e. open websites)
  • Better control of your data consumption: For images and videos you can set ‘auto download’ to off, wifi, or wifi & cellular
  • All images are now automatically HD - no need to request HD image
  • You can now comment on images shared in groups

Free Messaging & Calls

  • Free voice and video calls between BBM contacts
  • 1-on-1 messages and group chats
  • Express yourself with thousands of stickers to choose from
  • Broadcast messages to all your contacts
  • Send voice notes, photos and files
  • See when your messages have been ‘D’elivered and ‘R’ead
  • See when a contact is responding
  • Hundreds of Stickers and Emoticons for every mood and emotion let you express yourself

Discover BBM

  • Discover is a new section of BBM: A single source for all the content and services that are important to you
  • Find thousands of stickers
  • Amazing deals with shopping & vouchers
  • The latest news
  • Different genres of videos
  • Hundreds of free games
  • New local services added all the time
  • Subscribe to BBM Channels that interest you, see their posts in your feeds – millions to choose from!

Privacy features that keep you in control

  • BBM PIN - Keep your phone number private – share your PIN instead!
  • Block - You always have ability to prevent someone from sending you messages or invites.
  • Timer - Send photos and messages that disappear.
  • Retract - Take back that photo or message that you wish you hadn’t sent.*
  • Glympse - Share your location – with a time limit.
  • Private Chats – Safe from screenshots & prying eyes!

Feeds - Your personal social network!

  • Set your avatar using images, pictures or even animated pictures (GIFs)
  • Update your status to let people know what you’re up to or how you feel
  • Post photos for all your friends to see
  • Subscribe to BBM Channels that interest you, see posts from those channels in your feeds
  • Create your own channel and build your subscribers to share your thoughts, ideas and passions

Note: Data charges may apply. If you are traveling or roaming, you can use BBM over a Wi-Fi connection to help avoid extra data charges.
* While these features are designed to remove the message or picture the recipient’s BBM chat view, they do not prevent recipients from capturing an image of the content by taking a screenshot or using an image capture device. Retracting a message after it has been read by the recipient will remove the message from the BBM chat view, but will not affect copies of the message that the recipient may have made prior to the message being retracted.

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