BBM for Android update brings new features, bug fixes and performance improvements

After having spent a bit of time in the BlackBerry Beta Zone, the latest build of BBM for Android has now arrived in the Google Play Store for all. Keeping in line with the BlackBerry 10 and iOS versions, this build adds multiple improvements to BBM 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. We've gathered up the full change log for you to dig through.

What's New:

  • Search your BBM chats, contacts, groups and channels
  • Enhancements to Privacy & Control - retract pictures, retract all sent messages in a chat, and retract and edit messages in multi-person and group chats
  • Delete messages in your chats on your device
  • Request a contact's location with enhancements to Glympse
  • Like posts in your Feed
  • Send broadcast messages to categories of your contacts
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

Having used the beta for this release, I can say the improvements added here are overall pretty nice, especially the search feature and message retraction in groups.

Download BBM for Android from the Google Play Store