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RIM Launches BlackBerry Messenger 6.0 – BBM Gets More Social

RIM has launched an updated version of its Blackberry Messenger (BBM) chat client – BBM v 6.0. With Social Media rocking the internet these days, RIM has also included a lot of social features to the new BlackBerry Messenger.

Apart from this, there is another very interesting feature – BBM Integration in to existing BlackBerry apps. This means you never have to leave an app on your phone in order to reply to a BBM text which you just received. You can use BBM 6 right inside any other BBM app provided it supports the integration.

BBM 6 - New Interface

BBM 6 - New Interface

Listed below are the major improvements and the salient features of BBM 6.0:

  • BBM Social – Now you can invite Friends, update user profiles, chat and share content with your friends in BBM right inside other blackberry applications.
  • Better Location support with customized search and sharing.
  • Ability to send events, appointments, links and podcasts to your BBM contacts and in BBM groups.
  • Save BBM messages as drafts.

How To Download And Install BBM 6.0 On Your Phone?

1. Back up your BBM contact list

Within BlackBerry Messenger, Go to Menu > Options > Back Up. (Only for users of BBM 5.0 and above)

2. Download BBM 6 from the BlackBerry Appworld on your Blackberry device. Here is the link: appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/3729?lang=en

3. After the installation is over, make sure that you restart your Blackberry phone for the changes to take effect.

If you are not using a carrier approved Blackberry device software then this upgrade might result in a loss of the BBM icon from your app screen. See this.

Image Courtesy – Techcrunch

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