BBM Desktop Quietly Arrived in BBM Beta

It doesn’t get any easier than this.

As I type this post, I’m currently involved in three different BBM conversations from right within my browser. BBM Desktop is what we’ve wanted since BlackBerry ended support of BlackBerry Blend. With the latest BBM Beta release, it arrived, and yet we didn’t notice.

Yes, if you’re in BBM Beta, and hadn’t noticed yet, you’re in for a really sweet surprise. Head over to the “Me” tab, and you’ll notice, right under your PIN, a new option. BBM Desktop!

Click the option, and it shall open up your camera and tell you to head to a website in your browser. The browser will open with a QR code, which you scan with your phone, and there you go. That quickly, you’re BBM chats are right there on your PC.

This version is obviously in the early stages. All of your chats are there, and it runs smooth! You will even see pictures and animated stickers in conversations, but the ability to add media is still not there. Our beloved R’s and D’s are there, and we can easily start new one on one chats, and join in on current BBM Group chats.

It’s almost humorous that something this big, that has been asked for as long as it has, slipped under the radar. If this is merely a first attempt at a full featured BBM Desktop, it is a great attempt! I’m very happy with it, and can’t wait to see what’s coming next!

If you’re on BBM Beta, be sure to try out BBM Desktop, and let us know what you think.



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