Black Berry's phone business may be teetering on the brink of collapse, but the popular BBM messaging service keeps trucking along.
In December, Blackberry announced over 40 million people use the i OS and Android versions alone.
If im missing something pls help me out.slyowokoya: A friend pinged me saying my BBM picture was getting old and I should change it. 52Disclaimer: Every Nairaland member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on Nairaland.
You'll also need to check off that you've read the terms of service and whether you want to receive special messages from the company. Nairaland Forum / Science/Technology / Phones / Contacts On My BBM Cant See Changes I Make On My Display Picture (5672 Views) Is (excessive/frequent) Changing Of Display Picture A Sign Of Immaturity?For some time now, Black Berry has been talking about monetizing BBM.The company has started offering stickers, noting that many messaging applications, particularly in Asia, have successfully built new revenue streams by opening up a sticker shop for their users to peruse.Today, Black Berry revealed that it plans to offer a paid subscription for premium features.
It didn’t share many details, but the company did say that timed messages and message retraction will be included in the package.
Attachments: You can send a photo, voice note, or file attachment to your contacts now. Dropbox integration: You know those file attachments we just mentioned? All kidding aside, BBM is a well-loved and very popular messaging service, and these are welcome additions that help bring it up to snuff with the competition.
They can come straight from your Dropbox, and if you're on the receiving end, you can save it straight to your Dropbox. Larger BBM groups: You know how you're always saying to yourself, "This group message pinging me notifications every 20 seconds isn't annoying enough. Black Berry promises the 2.0 update will hit the App Store and Google Play later today.
Black Berry is pushing these two additions as new privacy features that let users “take control over the messages and content that they share, so they can communicate with more discretion and freedom than ever before.” The company first showed off the new additions to messages two weeks ago in a beta release; testers apparently have been giving “incredible” feedback, saying that controlling their messages adds “a whole new dynamic to BBM.” Nevertheless, for both of these features, Black Berry did offer an obvious warning to its users: While these features are designed to remove the message or picture [from] the recipient’s BBM chat view, they do not prevent recipients from capturing an image of the content by taking a screenshot or using an image capture device.
Retracting a message after it has been read by the recipient will remove the message from the BBM chat view but will not affect copies of the message that the recipient may have made prior to the message being retracted.
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