An update to the popular BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) app for BB10 and BBOS was pushed out and a lot of people around me seemed to have received it yesterday – with some complaints (see image above). The complaints that I have seen are from contacts on BBOS devices, and since I do not have access to those, I have no idea what the new BBM looks or feels like on that platform. However, my impression is that on BB10, it rocks. If nothing else, it is certainly more graphical and fun to use. I especially love how contacts updates are now displayed. Here is a screenshot:
I also like the new BBM Channels, a place where brands and public figures can share and interact with the public. Think of Facebook Pages or a blog on BBM. I have my personal channel already, you can subscribe/join using this PIN: C001E83A8. Let’s hangout and share anything and everything.
If you have a BlackBerry OS or BB10 device and have updated your BBM app, what do you think of it, the good, the bad, and the ugly? Do you find it confusing? Complicated? Nicer? Do tell us.
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