MWC 2015: BlackBerry BBM gets customization features for Android, iOS, BlackBerry 10

At the Mobile World Congress 2015 (MWC 2015), BlackBerry announced new customization features for BBM for Android, iOS and BlackBerry 10.

BBM users who upgrade to the latest version will be able to create a 6-8 digits alphanumeric Custom PIN of their choice. Users can purchase custom PINs in the BBM Shop for $1.99 per month. BBM users can also purchase a no-ad subscription that will remove advertisements from the BBM Feed for $0.99 per month.

BBM supports a range of Android Wear smartwatches to enable BBM users to communicate faster.

By taking advantage of iOS specific features, BBM now enables users to add additional privacy with the option to password protect their BBM conversations using either a 4 digit passcode or Touch ID.

iOS users can also take advantage of landscape mode support in their BBM chats and can now swipe to delete a chat from the chat list and use “edit” mode in chats for quick chat deletion.

BBM Channels supports multiple channel contributors through the web client; making it easier for the over 1 million BBM Channel owners to manage and post new content.

The latest update enables users to share photos directly in a group chat, enabling a seamless chat experience. Users will know immediately when a photo has been shared with the group and can view it without leaving the chat.


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