BBM for iOS brings Gallery View and more

Rapid John
Posted on April 17, 2017, 8:33 pm
4 mins

BlackBerry have released an update to BBM for iOS, bringing gallery view allowing users to swipe through shared images in chats and group chats and users can now zoom-in to photos shared in chats.

Anybody who still uses BBM will know that the app has become seriously spam-riddled. Taking that into account, this update continues updating the ability for users to report invites as spam. At this point in time, there is no information on what will happen to those who are repeatedly reported for spam.

BBM brings you together in the moment with friends and family through instant chats, voice calls, picture sharing, voice notes and more.

Chat with friends on Android, BlackBerry and iPhone:




  • BBM is always on and always connected – no app to open
  • Know when messages have been delivered (D’s) and read (R’s)
  • Say ‘hello’ with BBM Voice – free voice calling between BBM Contacts
  • Quickly share photos, files, documents, voice notes and more
  • Allow contacts to view your location live on a map, powered by Glympse
  • See when contacts are responding to your message
  • Emoticons for every mood and emotion let you express yourself

What’s New Summary:

  • Infrastructure features to reduce spam invites
  • Introduced gallery view allowing users to swipe through shared images in chats and group chats
  • Users can now zoom-in to photos shared in chats

BBM Video Chat System Requirements and Functionality

BlackBerry 10

  • BlackBerry 10 OS required
  • BlackBerry 10 smartphones are able to start BBM Video Chats to other BlackBerry 10 smartphones
  • BBM Video Chat between BlackBerry 10 and Android or iOS devices is not supported and will provide the option for BBM Voice Chat

iOS

  • iOS version 8 and later required
  • iOS devices are able start BBM Video Chats between other iOS and Android OS devices
  • When a BBM Video Chat is started on an iOS device to BlackBerry 10 smartphones, the call will change to a BBM Voice Chat

Android

  • Android OS 4.4 (KitKat) and later required
  • Android OS devices are able to start BBM Video Chats between other Android OS and iOS devices
  • When a BBM Video Chat is started on an Android device to BlackBerry 10 smartphones, the call will change to a BBM Voice Chat
The following is also noted by BlackBerry
  • Asus phones (and any mobile device using an Intel chipset) are currently not supported and will establish a BBM Voice Call
  • Motorola Moto X (XT1092, XT1095, XT1096) and Lenovo Vibe X (S960) may see one way video, or poor video during a BBM Video Chat
BBM for iOS brings Gallery View and more
BBM for iOS brings Gallery View and more

Version: 300.0.10.38
Updated: April 17, 2017
Category: Messaging
Price: Free
Requirements: iOS 8.1 +
Developer: BlackBerry
Contains Ads: Yes
In-app Purchases: Yes

Rapid John
Rapid John has a quarter of a century in programming for Government and Corporate bodies and is proficient in most major programming languages.  He is constantly running around showing us his latest bit of code and telling us how fantastic it is. (John we know). He is responsible for carrying out presentations to corporate and business customers and is a BlackBerry Elite.