January 29, 2023

BlackBerry Adds Android Wear Support, Custom PINs in Latest Update for BBM

BlackBerry, BBM, Messaging apps

While BBM has made a number of strides lately in its attempts to become one of the top dogs of the vast social world, the app still lacked a number of features that would really seal the deal for users.

This week, BlackBerry released some new features that are sure to help its cause, including custom BBM PINS, Android Wear support, and the ability to share photos in group chats.

The latest update for iOS, Android, and BlackBerry 10 include:

  • Custom BBM PINs: One of the most requested BBM features has been the ability to create a customized BBM PIN that’s unique and easy to share. Starting today, BBM users who upgrade to the latest version will be able to create a 6-8 digits alphanumeric Custom PIN of their choice.** Custom PINs can be purchased in the BBM Shop for $1.99 USD per month. In addition to Custom PINs, BBM users can also purchase a no-ad subscription that will remove advertisements from the BBM Feed for $0.99 USD per month.
  • Android Wear Support Now Available: Android users will be excited to hear that BBM now supports a wide range of Android Wear™ smartwatches to enable BBM users to communicate faster and more discreetly on-the-go. With the latest update, BBM for Android Wear will enable BBM users to seamlessly:
    • Receive alerts on the watch when new BBM messages come in, see the sender and discreetly preview messages.
    • Read BBM messages in their entirety, navigate among messages and dismiss notifications with a simple swipe.
    • Respond to messages hands-free with Google Now™ or choose from pre-defined messages to quickly send a response.
    • Accept BBM invites from the watch without the need to access their smartphone