Gary Klassen, Inventor of BBM has left BlackBerry
News & Rumors | 260 Comments Gary Klassen, Inventor of BBM has left BlackBerry Update - BlackBerry has now confirmed the new round of layoffs in Waterloo and Sunrise. While there are some unconfirmed reports of another round of layoffs hitting BlackBerry in Waterloo and Florida, there's one exit that can be confirmed. Gary Klassen, inventor of BBM has now exited BlackBerry...

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Feb 05, 2016 Gary Klassen, Inventor of BBM has left BlackBerry
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While there are some unconfirmed reports of another round of layoffs hitting BlackBerry in Waterloo and Florida, there's one exit that can be confirmed. Gary Klassen, inventor of BBM has now exited BlackBerry after nearly 16 years with the company. Continue Reading →
Jan 28, 2016 BBM for BlackBerry 10 updated with improvements for BBM Protected
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Following the announcement of BBM Protected improvements as part of BlackBerry's expansion of their enterprise software portfolio, a new BBM update for BlackBerry 10 has arrived containing those improvements. Continue Reading →
Jan 23, 2016 Firstmonie, MMIT and BlackBerry team up to enable social commerce through BBM in Nigeria
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Firstmonie, the mobile money service of First Bank of Nigeria Limited and MMIT (Mobile Media Info Tech) have now partnered with BlackBerry in Nigeria to enable social commerce through BBM. Continue Reading →
Dec 17, 2015 BBM for BlackBerry 10 updated to v10.11.6.21
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Having some issues with [the previous update for BBM](/bbm-blackberry-10-updated-chat-search-feed-improvements-and-more)? If so, you'll want to get the newest version available that has now arrived in BlackBerry World. It could potentially fix any woes you're having as it appears to be a bug fix only update. Continue Reading →
Dec 14, 2015 Score yourself some free NHL BBM stickers from the BBM Shop!
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The [BBM](/bbm) Shop has been rather busy as of late loading up on a wide assortment of stickers, and while we don't go crazy around here posting each and every single pack, when cool (and especially free) packs come up, we share them. Right now, there's a new pack that has just arrived that I KNOW a lot of folks have been waiting for. Continue Reading →
Dec 09, 2015 BBM for BlackBerry 10 updated with chat search, feed improvements and more!
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With [the Android build already rolled out](/bbm-android-update-brings-new-features-bug-fixes-and-performance-improvements), BlackBerry has also updated [BBM](/bbm) for BlackBerry 10 users. Essentially, it's the same version as it brings the exact same improvements to BlackBerry 10 devices such as the ability to search your BBM chats, contacts, groups and channels, like posts in your feed, request a contact's location with enhancements to Glympse and more. Continue Reading →
Dec 07, 2015 Grab the Minions Emoji BBM sticker pack for free!
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Stuart, Kevin and Bob have invaded BBM by way of the [BBM Sticker Shop](/tag/bbm-stickers). Right now, [you can head on into the shop and grab the free Minions Emoji BBM sticker pack](http://shop.bbm.com/stickers/minions). Continue Reading →
Dec 01, 2015 BlackBerry will shut down BBM Meetings service on Feb. 10, 2016
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BlackBerry will shut down its BBM Meetings service, which offered customers access to video and voice conferences for several platforms, on Feb. 10, 2016. Continue Reading →
Nov 27, 2015 BBM for BlackBerry 10 updated through the Beta Zone
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If you're part of the [BBM](/bbm) beta through the BlackBerry Beta Zone, you'll want to go ahead and check for the newest release which has now arrived for BlackBerry 10. Unlike [the last release](/bbm-updated-through-blackberry-beta-zone-brings-ability-retract-photosedit-multi-person-chat-and), this update doesn't pack in as many new features but there's still one worth mentioning. Continue Reading →
Nov 10, 2015 BBM updated through BlackBerry Beta Zone, brings ability to retract photos, edit multi-person chat and more
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While many are getting their hands on the new offering from BlackBerry - the Priv - those on [BlackBerry 10](/blackberry-10 "BlackBerry 10"), who also have access to BlackBerry Beta Zone, can check out the latest beta update to [BBM](/bbm "BBM"). It brings some new features such as the ability to retract photos, just as you can retract messages and more. Continue Reading →
Oct 19, 2015 How to make a PayPal payment through BBM
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While PayPal integration was initially only available to those in Canada, it has slowly been rolling out to other regions. What better time to check out how easy it is to send money with PayPal through BBM. Continue Reading →
Oct 17, 2015 Interswitch partners with BlackBerry to integrate payments through BBM in Nigeria
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Interswitch, Africa's leading digital payments and commerce provider, has announced the integration of its Quickteller services with BlackBerry's BBM. Continue Reading →
Oct 09, 2015 BBM for BlackBerry 10 and Android updated with bug fixes and performance improvements
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If you're using [BBM](/bbm) on BlackBerry 10 or Android, you'll want to go ahead and fire up the respective app stores and get the latest update downloaded, especially if you're having issues with the build you have installed right now. Continue Reading →
Oct 06, 2015 BBM passes another mobile commerce milestone by serving 1 billion ad requests per day
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For those of you out there concerned about the business and potential profit side of [BBM](/bbm), Matthew Talbot, Senior Vice President of Emerging Solutions at BlackBerry has once again taken to the Inside BlackBerry Biz Blog to share a new milestone passing for BBM. Continue Reading →
Sep 30, 2015 BBM Meetings for BlackBerry 10, Windows and Mac updated
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If you frequent using [BBM Meetings](http://crackberry.com/tag/bbm-meetings) on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone, you'll want to go ahead and check out the latest update that has now arrived across BlackBerry 10, Windows and Mac. Continue Reading →
Sep 10, 2015 Latest BBM beta for BlackBerry 10 brings further PayPal support, Sticker Club and more!
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Latest BBM beta for BlackBerry 10 brings further PayPal support, Sticker Club and more!

Remember when we told you BlackBerry was working on a new sticker club subscription for BBM? Well, it has now arrived through a new beta available in the BlackBerry Beta Zone. In addition to the BBM Sticker Club subscription, BlackBerry has also added a few other tidbits of interest such as further PayPal integration and improved group updates in feeds.

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Sep 04, 2015 BlackBerry preparing subscription offering for BBM sticker packs
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BlackBerry preparing subscription offering for BBM sticker packs

I didn't really intend on writing about BBM Stickers twice today but looking through the BBM Shop, it would appear as though BlackBerry is preparing a subscription-based offering for BBM Sticker packs called 'Sticker Club', something quite a few folks who enjoy stickers have been asking for. Although the subscribe button appears, you're not currently able to do sign up as it states you need a higher version of BBM installed, which likely indicates it will be coming in one of the next beta builds of BBM.

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Aug 25, 2015 BBM for BlackBerry 10 beta updated with bug fixes and stability improvements
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BBM for BlackBerry 10 beta updated with bug fixes and stability improvements

Taking part in the BBM beta? If so, you're going to want to fire up the BlackBerry Beta Zone and grab the latest version which has now been released. According to the change log, this update doesn't bring any huge additions but instead just covers bugs fixes and stability improvements based on the feedback received.

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Aug 24, 2015 BlackBerry says July was one of the strongest months on record for BBM growth
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BlackBerry offers a look at recent BBM growth

Since joining BlackBerry back in May of 2014, Matthew Talbot, Senior Vice President Emerging Solutions at BlackBerry, has been in charge of the monetization and growth of BBM for BlackBerry. Every few months he heads to the Inside BlackBerry blog to offer some updates on how things are working out in the BBM department and in his most recent post, he notes July was one of the strongest months on record for BBM growth thanks to recent updates for Android, summer holidays, and strong word-of-mouth.

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Aug 13, 2015 BBM beta for iOS adds iOS 9 support and PayPal integration
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BBM beta for iOS adds iOS 9 support and PayPal integration

Following up on the BlackBerry 10 and Android releases earlier, BlackBerry has now released a new BBM beta for iOS. As expected, the iOS version brings along with it the same PayPal integration found in the BlackBerry 10 and Android versions but it also adds support for iOS 9.

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Aug 12, 2015 BBM with PayPal integration now available in the Beta Zone for BlackBerry 10
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BBM with PayPal integration now available in the Beta Zone

Looks like we didn't have to wait until 'tomorrow' for the new BBM Beta with PayPal integration. Emails are now being sent out letting eligible folks know the update has arrived in the BlackBerry Beta Zone for BlackBerry 10 users. Aside from the PayPal integration, BlackBerry has also included a few other fixes for this release as noted.

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Aug 01, 2015 Enter to win a BBM prize pack in our BBM 10th birthday contest!
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BBM 10 Years

Today, August 1, officially marks BBM's 10th birthday and to help celebrate the occasion BlackBerry has been highlighting some key moments from BBM history and offering up a free special BBM sticker pack but we wanted to celebrate as well with our readers, so with some help from BlackBerry, we've put together 10 BBM prize packs to give away to readers such as yourself! What's in the packs? Glad you asked.

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Jul 31, 2015 Celebrate BBM's 10th Birthday with this free BBM sticker pack!
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BBM cake

As we mentioned earlier, August 1 marks BBM's 10th birthday and to celebrate the occasion BlackBerry has been taking a look back at the origins of the app as well as recapping some highlights from the 10 years BBM has been available. As part of the celebrations, BlackBerry has now announced a new, free for a limited time sticker pack as well that has now arrived in the BBM Shop.

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Jul 28, 2015 Latest update to BBM for iOS brings bug fixes and improvements
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Latest update to BBM for iOS brings bug fixes and improvements

Looking to keep things in line, across all the platforms the app supports, BlackBerry has now posted up a new build of BBM for iOS. Just as with the latest BlackBerry 10 and Android releases, the changelog on this one isn't exactly huge and only highlights bug fixes and improvements as the key additions. Still, it's an update, so go ahead and give it a go and let us know in the comments if it's working any better for you with this release versus how it was working before.

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