I love all the features of this chat app. But the groups let it down because they can only hold 50 people and no videos or gifs. And the same with those channel feeds. Just too limited in terms of media. Reach is shrinking as ppl switch to more flexible apps. There has been a recent substantial improvement in voice call quality. Nevertheless I'm done waiting for media improvements. I have to give in to the Facebook monopoly and switch to whatsapp now... it was a fun ride BBM, so long...
I think it's a fantastic app, have been using it for the last 10 years. But there is an important points that need to be taken care of: Voice Note: we should have the ability to hear our voice note without being forced to go through the loud speaker. Where is the privacy in that??!! Shocking that after all these months after writing this review and pffftttt, nothing!
Since the update, I can no longer sent pictures or videos to friends or co-workers using "GROUP". The recipient always receives an error message- no pictures. I can only send and receive text using "GROUP". Using "INDIVIDUAL" and sending pictures and videos to a single person is no problem. Sending and receiving is fine. The issue is when I send any pictures or videos using GROUP. I would like to un-install the app and install the previous version which worked without any problems. Do you have a solution? thanks.
Down to two friends that refuse to use any other app. But when Emtek Group takes over they two may leave. A few stats to consider ... Whatsapp 1 billion users, Facebook Messenger 900 million users, BBM 100 million users. Run good people run from this app while you can.
Thanks a lot for return of old emojis - 5 star app!! Security : Military Grade. Privacy : No other app can match. Retract & Edit : Awesome. Groups : Top Notch with Lists & Events Group Control : Best in market with group administrator & password protection. (Even retrieving lost group is great in case admin loses phone or other situations) Glymps : Best way to share current location for limited time. Custom Notification : Breeze to setup and use. Voice Call : Better than cell reception! Video Call : No support between BB10&Android, but best clarity when connected. Contacts : Retains contacts even while you change device! Been using BBM from 7 years - never had issues.
Edit: You listened! Upgraded the rating for returning to the previous emojis. Still not 5 stars as ads are annoying and not easily removed. Original: Have always used BBM and loved it. I was very upset to find the latest update changed the emojis... The new ones were never asked for and have made my BBM experience worse. The old ones were important to me and one of the few reasons why I still use BBM. Will stick around to see if they are reverted, but between that and the irritating ads, will be moving on shortly if it isn't fixed.
- Classic BBM Emoji’s are back!
- BBM QR code scanner now scans all QR codes
- Voice notes & large messages now supported in groups
- View your friend’s timeline of past photo and avatar updates by clicking on their avatar in feeds or channel comments
- Send images or videos without compression by sending as a file
- To improve service, BlackBerry has licensed BBM Consumer to Emtek’s subsidiary Creative Media Works (CMW) and will transfer your data to CMW. For details, see http://blck.by/bbmhelp
Unblocked and encrypted voice/video calls. No Ads! No VPN needed! Totally free!