New emoticons arrive with BBM version 7

By Adam Zeis on 14 Nov 2012 09:03 am
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BBM 7 Emoticons

BBM 7 was introduced in beta earlier today with BBM Voice as an awesome new feature. In addition, BBM version 7 is sporting some new updates including a new set of emoticons. BBM'ers are big emoticon users (some have entire conversations with them) so adding more to the mix is never an issue. There are 16 new ones in all and I'm pretty excited to rock them out soon.

There are some sweet weather icons, a peace-giving hippie and my favorite, a steaming red angry face which I like to call "Angry Kevin". They don't look to be included in the current beta version, but rest assured they should be alive and well when an official release hits BlackBerry App World. If you haven't downloaded the new BBM 7 beta, go grab it if it's available in your region.

Hit the comments and let us know what you think of the new emoticons! 

77 comments

RedDotNick

Its NOT AVAILABLE YET!!!!!!!! :(

RedDotNick

FINALLY I GOT AN INVITATION!!!!!! :D

placroix

I installed it but emotions are not there yet

Andre Lopez

Download software to change your Ip Address! "Easy-hide-ip" is free for 3 days and gets you access to the BetaZone registration! Just register with a US address and everything should be fine! Cheers! *Already did this and it works fine* Just make sure to use YOU Blackberry ID and YOUR PIN since they send you a very large code generated by your PIN.

RedDotNick

Im checking the blackberry beta zone every 30 seconds, and no bbm 7 is available for download yet!!!

RedDotNick

Please RIM stop teasing us and put the download link ASAP!!!!

kuru_s

How did you get it adam??

PJD642

Available as of 9:12 EST in the U.S....

owadkelly

I usually wait for full version. Can't be bothered with betas. This was expected though. Has anyone seen the stickers(equivalent of smileys on LINE instant messaging app)?

deezy87

I'm on the EST in Toronto it is 9:15AM not available as of yet

coolcut

I just did. In Toronto (Scarborough)

tfp

Same here, I'm in North York and I just finished downloading and installing it, rebooting it now :)

blackjad

its available for me i downloaded it

bhrgvr

I like the one in which the smiley is salivating... I am already doing it for the 10 and the smileys... :)))

ATV_Hightower

It´s in beta zone..I`m downloading right now

omegajimes

My torch 9800 is rebooting so I can play with BBM7! Seems silly to get beta software now, since I plan on upgrading in February!

coolcut

@sharma0702, I'm in Toronto and I just downloaded it...

T_C

It's there! Downloading right now!

RedDotNick

Post the link!!!!! Please!!! Its not on my list of eligible programs yet :(

DJ Reyes

you're going to have to wait until it's available for you. I'm still waiting too. Still many waiting

NassimAG

When will it be available in app world? Usually takes around????

tfp

According to a French BB forum article that was posted yesterday in the CrackBerry forums, it states that it should be available to the general public on November 30, 2012

MTL

Wooo hooo
That would be great

BigwhiteUK

anyone in the UK got it ?

Stayce6

love the new emoticons

BlackBerryIdea

The new emoticons would be cool if we could use them on social networks. I.E Twitter.. Let iPhone see black squares for once lol :-p #BlackBerryIdea

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diegonei

Downloading now and it is asking me to replace every cod file manually rofl...

BB_Bmore

The new emotions aren't there...bummer. I did however notice that bbm is now synchronized with my bbid. That's one thing that had to happen before PlayBook would get BBM so that's a good thing :)

*BBID Synchronization - Users can now switch even more easily between BlackBerry smartphones since BBM 7 allows your BBM profile, Groups and Contacts to be linked to your BBID.  Integration with BBID will also allow users to seamlessly transfer all of their BBM information to a BlackBerry 10 device*

Ospot

Downloaded and working fine except that i don't get any new emoticons??

Mike_Luchia

I've got the update, but don't see the new emoti!cons

ATV_Hightower

same things here, new Messenger installed, rebootet...nothing changed (except of the Version number)

juacas

Read people Read!! Is an article with only two paragraphs for God's sake!!

johnsbold9700

I have the same problem but also can not find the bbm call

NoiPooP4ME

only works with same version of BBM.

johnsbold9700

so the other person need it as well?

NoiPooP4ME

Yes, which won't be an issue once it's available in App World as I am sure everyone will update to the latest version.

Not sure how happy Telcos will be about that since that would cut into their air time.

BLACKJEDI23

BB 9900. / 7.1 bundle 2107 (v7.1.0.746 platform 5.1.0.546)
Montreal Canada
Bell Mobility

Available right now
up & running on my phone

had to update my BBID also

cannot find the new emoticons though??

teostar

seems fancy character doesnt work with bbm7 either

diruocco

they are probably not available in the version that was given out today. it might be in some later beta versions or maybe even in the final version itself.

blackmoe

Those complaining about the missing new emoticons should just read the article before jumping in with their comments.

keysteele

ummmm where are they?? Installed BBM 7 and they are not there, so whats the real deal?

read the article, the title is a little misleading,oh well just have to wait until its really available.

bungaboy

BB9810 - 7.1.0.267 No new emoticons here either.

djfawbz

Super excited for BBM7!!!

the brother

- no new emoticons in the beta version as the article suggests.
- no option to backup - locally or remotely (could be due to BBID connect?).
- stock avatars folder is gone.
- if you don't use wifi this is nothing special.

Bold_until_Hybrid_Comes

Well im glad they only added a few more. I hate "overdone" IM apps with too many. Like whatsapp. Its too complicated and crowded. Just reminds me ofna trashy android developed app when there is too many. This is good. They are tasteful the additions

rog518za

For those too tired to read:

They don't look to be included in the current beta version, but rest assured they should be alive and well when an official release hits BlackBerry App World.

416to604

i will make heavy use of the drooling smiley

Bold 9900 - Playbook 32GB - Lumia 800

GreenLeaf182

They need more smileys. Look at Whatsapp, they have tons of emoticons, at least 3x as many as bbm.

darkehawke

Most of the whatsapp ones are the same but with animals. But choice is always good.

I still want my pipesmoke smiley for when i prove a point lol

w0lfgang

Ok, I've read the article, and don't give a rats arse about emoticons that, I know, are NOT included here....but I see NO difference...at all....there is NO, NONE, ZERO, ZIP, NADA "bbm voice" options for any of my contacts...yeah this is awesome...uh-huh

raxamillion

Mine seems go be working fine and tested it with a friend. Only thing is that I am getting a message that pops up periodically saying there is a conflict with the certificate? Anyone else getting this?

Rootbrian

I'll wait until it's official. :D

Stayce6

downloaded but no new emoticons

JSin7

Downloaded but no new emoticons either. *shrug*

trevlan006

ok downloaded this , this AM.

having issues where my "ding" notification sound isn't working. all others email, text, ringer, etc is working but not BBM,.
it shows the red astrix but that it, no noise, i rebooted my phone a few time, tried to change the sound profile, nothing.

nyx_ic0nic

Does anyone having a problem after installation, where it asking for "KeyCode"

So what is the keycode... *sigh*

NickMcBride

They sent you an email with your specific keycode after you downloaded BBM 7 check your emails for one from RIM. And I was able to do the update around 10am yesterday but got no new emoticons, nor is the call feature available in my menu but I'm just assuming that's because none of my contacts had upgraded to the beta yet?
Blackberry for Life

arisham

Guys...it says clearly "they don't look to be included in the current beta version, but rest assured they should be alive and well when an official release hits"

So, the new emoticons not in current beta...

rusco

Just finished download & install BBM7. No new emoticons available! Maybe in final version.

celestial blue

Just downloaded it through BetaZone. No new Emoticons which was one of the more compelling reasons for me to get it (since none f my friends are savvy enough to do Beta testing so I'll never have anyone to test the voice chat with).
Nice tease with this post, but no new emoticons yet.
In the Toronto area with Rogers.

Djlatino

Read. the . POOOOOSSSSSSSSTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

valersar

Downloaded it through app world (I’m on an Italian provider TIM) the phone will load but will not switch on, even in provisional mode! Not lookin goog