BBM Brings new Features into Desktop and Groups

Improvements in BBM Desktop and groups of 300 participants.

BBM received a new and quite interesting update for Android and iOS devices, with improvements to BBM Desktop and beyond 300 groups.

BBM Desktop can now download and receive images and files, when you can also perform actions like Reply, or Retrieve messages. If you are in some groups, you can move to a new group with the same name, but with up to 300 participants. BBM call it Super Groups, a bit different from BBM’s traditional groups. In the new groups you can see who has read your messages.

They also updated the Like button in the Feeds so that it is now more convenient to show your friends that you liked their statuses or images they uploaded.

It’s time to sign in to Google Play or the App Store and update your BBM.

Customize Chat Background, New Features on BBM Desktop (Android), Official Accounts and More!

Experience the latest BBM version for Android and coming soon for iOS. In this latest BBM release, you’ll enjoy the expanded experience of customizing chat background, BBM Desktop (Android only), a new Album Tab in Official Accounts, the easy way to upgrade to new and improved Groups, and be able to “like” your Contacts’ posts and status updates!

Read on and be sure to upgrade your BBM today to discover more other new features and improvements.

Customize Your Chat Background (Android only) 

You spoke. We listened. We know that you’ve been requesting for the ability to change your chat background with your favorite photo to make your chat screen more personalized. Now, you can pick an image from your Gallery and set as chat background.


Do More on BBM Desktop (Android only) 

Interact seamlessly across devices with BBM Desktop. Now you can:

  • Receive and download important documents on your laptop. It’s an easier way to get a document from your phone to computer.
  • Enjoy drama free days with Retract on various chat bubbles (text, image, sticker and more!)
  • Reply, delete and forward functions are now here for your convenience to match your experience on the phone.

Album Tab in Official Accounts

Access all images and videos in a grid view from the new Album Tab in Official Accounts. You can also like and comment on any media posted by the Official Account that you follow, or even connect with people within the community who share similar hobbies and passions.

So, follow your favorite Official Accounts today to receive the latest product information, promotions or updates directly from your favorite brands or artists!

Upgrade Your Groups: Add More Members, “D” and “R” Status

Start chatting and sharing with your friends, family, co-workers and communities with our new BBM Groups that can now allow up to 300 members!

See ‘D’ (Delivered) and ‘R’ (Read) status for each group member, share any type of document and media, experience watching Vidio together (Indonesia only) and share money in a group with our DANA Lucky Money feature (Indonesia only).

Simply tap a prompt at the top of your current Groups, follow the instructions and you are ready to enjoy all these new features in your groups!

“Like” Timeline Posts-And See Who Liked Yours!

Tap! Tap! at our new heart icon on Feeds to show how you appreciate your BBM contacts’ status and posts updates. When people like your posts, you’ll see a number below the heart icon. Simply tap the number to see a list of who they are.

We’ve been enjoying testing this new feature. We know you’ll “like” it too!

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