If there is one feature that I have missed using BlackBerry Messenger on Android OS, it is BBM Channels. Only BlackBerry 10 devices had the functionality in the beginning. But now, that has changed. BBM Channels is now available on BBM for Android. Simply update your app to BBM 2.0 from the Play Store to get the new, richer features.
What is BBM Channels?
Think of it as a BBM-based blog. BBM Channels lets customers chat with other BBM users about topics that interest them. Customers can join channels about a range of topics from products, hobbies and sports to entertainment, fashion, cars and more. For brands and businesses, BBM Channels provides a new way to interact and connect with a highly engaged and targeted mobile audience.
I have a growing, personal channel where I share humour and odd bits, but have been limited whenever I am carrying an Android smartphone. While Channels is also accessible via PC, the beauty of having it on a mobile you carry is that you can blog spontaneously. As such, my post count has suffered a bit in recent times, as Channels was not available on the Android phone I carry, and BBM is not available on Windows Phone. But, dear subscribers, Mr. Mo is back! PS: My Channel PIN is C001E83A8.
In addition to Channels, the BBM 2.0 update also brings the following:
– BBM Voice: voice calling over Wi-Fi and network
– Location Sharing
– simple file and photo sharing
– Dropbox support
– 100 new emoticons
– Larger BBM Groups capacity: now you can have up to 50 people in a Group. Mobility BBM Group people must be partying now!
There is a similar update for iOS phones too. I have updated to BBM 2.0 on my SOLO S350. Please update and tell us what you like best about the app.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.