BBM For Android Gets A New Beta Build.


Right along with the beta release for BlackBerry, Android gets its own version (, and all the same features.

“New Features

Chat with people outside of your BBM Contacts! Chatting with new friends is even easier. This new version of BBM allows you to send and receive messages with email contacts in your address book that are not yet BBM contacts. You’re always in control – these “extended” contacts won’t be able to see your profile picture or status updates until you add them as a BBM contact – which can be done easily with the push of a button.

There is just one limitation to keep in mind when testing:

· Both sender and recipient must be using latest beta in order to take advantage of this feature. Otherwise, starting a chat with extended contact will result in a prompt for invitation.

Remember – Timed and Retracted Messages is now a subscription item available in the BBM Shop. Subscribing will allow you to get unlimited access to Timed Messages and Message Retraction. Non-subscribers will be able to Retract a maximum of 3 Messages and send a maximum of 3 Timed Messages.

Known Issues

· Opening Channel Post from Android Wear when device screen is locked results in empty post

· Received invites are not deleted when user is blocked.

· Adding contact by barcode scan consistently results in contacts with no avatar at inviter side”