BBM For iPhone Gains Apple Watch

BlackBerry BBM FOR IPHONE has updated its BBM messaging app for iPhone, adding support both for iOS 9and the Apple Watch. In particular, BBM has gained support for quick replies, letting you respond without opening the app.

Check out the list below to see whay you’ll find in BBM for iPhone 291.0.0.84:

  • iOS 9 support with quick reply
  • Users can now send videos in chats
  • Apple Watch support
  • Official BBM Sticker Club subscription in the BBM Shop
  • PayPal integration for sending money to BBM contacts as an attachment
  • Enhancements to BBM Voice connectivity
  • View, like, and comment on group pictures and other events from within BBM feeds.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvement

BlackBerry Releases BBM Update For Android, iOS And BB10, Adds PayPal Integration And More

A BBM update for Android, iOS and BB10 is officially rolling out now, bringing neat features such as PayPal integration and The Sticker Club.

BBM, short for BlackBerry Messenger, is a widely popular messaging service from BlackBerry. The Canadian company released its BBM to other platforms a while back, and it’s now adding notable improvements through the latest update.

PayPal integration is one of the highlights of this new update, as it makes it easier and more convenient to send money in a fast and secure manner. Android, iOS and BB10 BBM users can now send money to their BBM contacts via PayPal, even while they’re in the middle of a conversation.

“With BBM’s integration with PayPal, sending money is now made simple. Just connect your PayPal account to your BBM account & start sending money. It’s that easy,” BlackBerry touts in an announcement on its official company blog.

The company adds that some users may not see this option immediately, but it should become available soon enough as the integration reaches more countries.

BlackBerry teased more good news to come, noting that the PayPal integration is just one of the developments it plans in terms of mobile payments.

“Stay tuned as we add support for additional finance and banking partners, all wrapped up with world-class BlackBerry security standards,” reads the announcement.

The latest BBM update also comes with The Sticker Club, allowing members to use hundreds of new stickers. Android users get the ability to rearrange the order of the stickers so their favorite ones are easier to find. BB10 and iOS users have already been able to enjoy this option on their respective apps, so Android is just catching up. Furthermore, Android users get the ability to pinch-to-zoom, as well as to choose the font they want in their BBM conversations.

BBM for iOS, meanwhile, now allows users to send videos as attachments within a message as well as viewing, liking or commenting on group pictures in BBM Feeds.

Other changes with the latest update include support for two new platforms, Apple Watch and iOS 9, and users running Apple’s latest mobile OS can now enjoy Quick Reply when chatting.

Lastly, this BBM update enables members to receive in-chat notifications whenever someone takes a screenshot during a BBM private chat.

The updated BBM is now available for free, so head over to the Google Play store to download the update for Android, get the iOS version from iTunes or grab the BlackBerry 10 (BB10) version from BlackBerry’s App World.