Earlier in the week, BlackBerry released an update to BBM Enterprise for Android (BBMe), BBM Enterprise for macOS and BBM Enterprise for Windows. The equivalent upgrade for BBM Enterprise for iOS has now been released.
Users can now mark messages as favourites for later reference, making it much easier to highlight messages and return to them.
Users can now also forward additional message types such as files, pictures, contacts, and more.
Finally, you can now manually verify encryption keys for added security.
The ability to record and send videos directly within chat, which was included in the Android update, is not available in this iOS update.
Users can download BBMe for iOS from the Apple Store. BBMe will be available for free for the first year. After the first year, a 6-month subscription will be available for USD $2.49.
BBMe can be downloaded on any device that uses Android, iOS, Windows or MAC operating systems. The sender and recipient each have unique public/private encryption and signing keys. These keys are generated on the device by a FIPS 140-2 certified cryptographic library and are not controlled by BlackBerry.
Each message uses a new symmetric key for message encryption. Additionally, TLS encryption between the device and BlackBerry’s infrastructure protects BBMe messages from eavesdropping or manipulation.
From a feature perspective, BBMe users can conduct group chats, voice and video calls, as well as edit, retract, or set an expiration time on a single message. They’ll also know when a message is received and read, and have the ability to share files, voice notes, and their location. BBMe for individual use can be used on up to five devices simultaneously.
What’s New Summary
- Mark messages as favourites for later reference
- Forward additional message types such as files, pictures, contacts, and more
- Manually verify encryption key for added security
Updated: June 20, 2019
Price: Free 1 Year
Requirements: iOS 11.0 +
Contains Ads: No
In-app Purchases: Yes