BlackBerry is rolling out a new version of BBM via the BlackBerry Beta Zone App! This is a limited beta that will not be available to all testers.

New Features Available in this Release:

  • Faster, easier ways to share pics, voice notes, files and attachments from Dropbox. Even allow BBM contacts to view your location for a limited time.
  • We’ve made it easier than ever to find friends on BBM with suggested contacts
  • Over 100 new emoticons to help you make your point
  • Make your group a little larger. BBM Groups now allow you to have up to 50 participants (formerly 30)
  • Worried about spamming your contacts? You’ll now be able to block 3rd party appsfrom automatically updating your status.

Please Note: Upgrading to latest BBM may trigger BBM setup and delete any open 1-to-1 and multi person chats. Check out all of the known issues here.

How to update to the most recent version of BlackBerry Messenger:

BlackBerry OS 10.1/10.2 UsersUse the Beta Zone App Upgrade Method!

  • Open up the Beta Zone app on your device (app icon is a ladybug underneath a magnifying glass)
  • There should be an update in the Available list called ‘BBM’. It will be version Select ‘Download’.
  • Once downloaded to your device click ‘Open’ or launch BBM.