Update to roll out today via Google Play

BlackBerry has taken to Twitter and announced that we'll be seeing an update for BBM sometime today. The update should address emoticons in status updates, problems with web links, and more.

We're not sure what the "more" is about just yet, and not sure exactly when to expect the update, but it's always good to fix issues and keep users happy. You can look for the update, or install BBM from the Google Play link above.

Source: @BBM


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BBM for Android getting update to address some issues


Nice to see that they are good with the updates but I honestly hardly ever use it anymore. Hangouts is just better IMO

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I tried hangouts and didn't like it, even turned it off for sms. Now I'm looking for a way to delete it.

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There's an option to now turn it off in settings, this was the #1 reason that held me back from installing it on my phone until the option to hide it became available. I dislike persistent notifications...

I talked to Jenny and she said she would. #8675309

You really should see the crap I don't post. Sorry if honesty offends you

Don't know anyone that uses BBM even cross platform BBM. I wonder what the real numbers of actual cross platform users are?

Nobody seems to really know but BlackBerry, and they probably won't release the numbers until the next earnings call on March 28th. Last time the numbers came out it was 80,000,000 with 25,000,000 iOS and Android users.

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Hopefully they fixed the battery drain that occurred in the first version they put out. I uninstalled it about 2 weeks after the release because it just killed the battery on my Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 2013 and even worse it seemed on the wife's S3. I guess have to try it again on my Nexus 5 and see if it is fixed or if it was just the devices I had installed it on.

I installed it because my brother had a BlackBerry. Then I found out he had never used BBM once on his handset, so we went back to e-mailing each other.

Great update, BBM seems to be more optimized and snappy. Channels has been a great addiction to the BBM crack!

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Very addicted to BBM. Keep the updates coming! Works good on my Moto X, still has a long way to go though. Channels needs major improvements.

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Nice decks! Technics MK2 or MK5? I should've never gotten rid of mine, those are collectors items now!

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