BBM For Android To Receive Android Material Design Update


The BBM team has been very busy lately pushing out updates and features to make BBM an even better user experience on all platforms. We recently saw new BBM betas for both BB10 and IOS. Now we have an update coming for Android and its packed with changes.

The biggest is the Android Material Design changes which give a more native Lolipop feel for Android users. Along with this, there will also be private chats, message editing as well as publishing in feeds.  Below is a breakdown of the new features straight from Inside Blackberry Blog.

Android Material Design has arrived!

Material design is a set of design guidelines developed by Google. Inspired by paper and ink, it’s full of large images, bright colors and most importantly, a consistent interface. If you’re using Android 5.0 Lollipop, you’ve already seen material design in action.

We’ve redesigned BBM for Android from the ground up, using material design principles as inspiration.

This means a more colorful, more eye-popping, and easier-to-use BBM experience that’s brand-new, yet very familiar. Check back to the blog later, to learn more about how BBM uses material design, and the inspiration for our new look and feel.

Private Chats:
In a private chat, your contact’s name is hidden, and new message notifications are turned off. Your chat is automatically deleted after a short time, or when you end the private chat.

Edit Message
The perfect complement to message retraction, Replace provides you with the power to edit a sent message.

Publish in Feed:
Share status updates faster, right from your BBM feed.

Remember – this is just a beta, and things might still change. If you’re interested in getting early access to the newest version of BBM, sign up for the beta and tell us what you think. What do you like? What don’t you like? With your feedback, you’ll be part of creating the world’s best cross-platform messenger.