Facebook, Twitter, Other Apps Now BBM Connected
Research In Motion today announced that a number of applications are now BlackBerry Messenger connected. The new slew of BBM connect apps include Facebook, Twitter, BlackBerry Travel, BlackBerry App World, and BlackBerry Music. Updates to these applications will be pushed out over the next 10 days, allowing BlackBerry smartphone users to interact with their BBM contacts from within the BBM connected apps. For example, RIM says that once Facebook and Twitter are connected with BBM, users can share their status updates and tweets as their BBM personal message, as well as share tweets or Facebook updates with BBM contacts. RIM said that users interested in using these features should check for updates in BlackBerry App World.
BBM Gains PayPal for Android, BlackBerry, iOS
BlackBerry today added a handful of new features to its cross-platform messaging service. All versions of BBM (Android, BlackBerry, iOS) earn the ability to send money to BBM contacts using PayPal.
BBM for Android Gains Video Calling
BlackBerry today said it is expanding BBM video calling to Android devices. The feature is rolling out in the U.S.
BlackBerry Makes BBM Privacy Features Free
BBM users now have more control over their messages thanks to an update BlackBerry made available to Android, BlackBerry, and iOS devices. All three platforms now have unlimited use of the Retract and Timer features.
BBM Gains Private Chat Mode
BlackBerry today pushed out an update to the Android, BlackBerry, and iOS versions of its BBM app and added several new features. The main new addition is a private chatting mode that strips conversations of names and profile pictures.