BlackBerry has released a new beta version of BBM for Windows Phone, adding a few new features and bug fixes to the messaging app. Here’s what’s new:

  • Contacts lose their avatars
  • Toast message for invite when the app signing in
  • Country and Time does not always show up
  • Contacts / Chats / Feeds screens slow to re-appear when returning from another screen
  • Emoticons are not rendering properly
  • And many localization improvments
  • Add a new contact in person with the barcode or using the suggested contacts feature.
  • Chat with them and share a picture.
  • If you’ve added a few new contacts, start a group!
  • Follow changes using the Feeds panel, and give your contacts something to view in theirs by updating your avatar (display picture)

If you have a Windows Phone device and would like to download the latest beta, you can find it here.