New BBM Brings Faster Sign-ups, Video Watching in Group Chats While Messaging, Timeline for iOS and More to Enhance Your Experience
The latest BBM is out today in Google Play and the App Store. Upgrade your favorite messaging app to get all the latest features, including faster sign-up for new users, watch videos while in group chats, Timeline for iOS users, a streamlined Custom PIN-creation process, global availability of Official Accounts and more! Learn more about the most exciting new features below.
Faster Sign-ups and Sign-ins for New Users
New Android and iOS users can now quickly and securely sign-up for BBM with just a one-time password. This new feature also speeds up the login process, as it auto-detects your country code based on your SIM card information. (Note: The option to manually enter your country code will still be available.) Once BBM verifies that the number you entered is a valid mobile phone number, you’ll get a one-time password via SMS to confirm. Enjoy the faster-than-ever BBM login!
Indonesians: Watch Videos in Group Chats—While Messaging!
Has it been a constant challenge rounding up your busy friends – or friends located in other cities – just to watch a live soccer telecast or your favourite sinetrons together for example? For our BBM users in Indonesia, watching your favorite sporting events and shows with friends just got more convenient, fun and exciting!
BBM is committed to bringing you the closest experience to being there in person. That’s why we’re thrilled to present a new in-chat video player, allowing everyone to watch video inside group and 1:1 chats without leaving the chat environment! When you share a video, or someone else shares a video with your group, everyone in the chat can tap the video to play it, continuing the conversation while watching a live or on-demand video. Don’t forget to try this new feature during the Asian Games – where you can watch and cheer together on your favorite teams. Distance is no longer an issue with BBM!
New Timeline for iOS Users: Share and Keep Up with Your Contacts
For those who enjoy checking on Feeds to see the latest developments in your social circle, now you’ll never miss out! iOS users can join Android users on the new Timeline! It’s a great way to keep track of all the wonderful moments you’ve shared with your BBM contacts! Access the new Timeline by tapping your name or avatar on the Me Tab, where you’ll see a collection of all the status updates you’ve posted from your own Timeline screen or Feeds.
Create a Custom PIN Easier Than Ever
When we first introduced Custom PIN, we gave people the freedom to select their own PIN. It could be your name, nickname or any other creative combination you can come up with! Then we made Custom PIN editable, allowing you to change it as often as you like for FREE!
Now, we’ve made the process of creating new Custom PIN easier than ever. BBM no longer requires phone number verification when creating a new Custom PIN—saving you the time and trouble of the two-step confirmation process where you had to insert your phone number and wait for verification.
To get your new Custom PIN today, go to Me tab, select PIN (username) and create your custom PIN instantly!