BBM for iOS update brings Navigation enhancements and more

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BlackBerry have released an update to BBM for iOS, which brings Navigation enhancements to services in the Discovery screen and BBM in-app browser and more.

BBM now comes with a new Discover screen. For those interested in sticker packs, this is the place to find them and will become the place to learn about more content, subscriptions, and other services.

Enhancements have also been brought to phone number sign-up, full screen video support in BBM in-app browser and the usual bug fixes.

What’s New:

  • Simplified BBM Channel profile and join UI
  • Navigation enhancements to services in the Discovery screen and BBM in-app browser
  • Full screen video support in BBM in-app browser
  • Phone number sign-up feature enhancements
  • Bug fixes

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

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