BBM gets a third update in as many days!

BBM v10.8.6.15

Evidently the folks at BlackBerry have been busy the last few days – a third update for BBM in as many days has begun to roll out (currently confirmed for users in the UK and Canada). The version number is

According to the changelog, this updated version includes:

  • Start chatting with your Address Book contacts that are already using BBM – no invite required!
  • We’ve bundled Timed Pictures, Timed Messages and Retractable Messages into a new BBM subscription
  • Broadcast Messages can now be sent to specific categories
  • Manage your Stickers – Choose which sticker packs appear in your Sticker Picker
  • Improved Voice Chat experience
  • You now have the option to block incoming messages from a multi-person chat

There are also a number of BBM Protected updates:

  • Support AutoPassphrase in BBM Protected groups so users don’t have to manually enter a passphrase *
  • Addressed File/Picture transfer issues under BBM Protected and Protected Plus *
  • Improvements to Protected manual passphrase exchange *

* = Requires both contacts to be running v2.8 on iOS or Android, or v10.8 on BlackBerry 10.

So head on over to BlackBerry World and check for updates, or alternatively visit the BBM download page directly by clicking here.

Jon Hunnings

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