BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) for Android has just been updated, adding a dynamic emoticon/sticker picker. If text has been entered the picker shows emoticons. If no text has been entered the picker shows stickers. This is very similar to a feature that’s now built into Windows Phone 8.1 and its text messaging. It’s also a feature that’s been available on iOS since October and on Windows Phone and BlackBerry 10.
Of course, the new update also includes changes we’ve seen previously, including:
- Support for Android 5.0 Lollipop
- Send stickers in group chats!
- See when a contact has received and viewed your sent pictures.
- Timed pictures and messages can now be viewed multiple times until the timer expires
- Added a new 60 second timer option
- Landscape mode
- Add a photo or attachment from your SD card
BlackBerry has really been doing a lot with BBM lately, and with announcement of the company losing $148 million (down from $4.4 billion last year and from $207 million in September), its a very good thing. BBM Stickers have proven to be quite popular and could lead into other monetization efforts by the company on BBM.
Download the new BBM update via Google Play.