BBM Beta for BlackBerry 10 brings a UI polish and performance enhancements

BBM Beta for BlackBerry 10 brings a UI polish and performance enhancements
By DJ Reyes on 21 Jan 2014 01:31 pm EST
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A new version of BBM beta has hit BlackBerry Beta Zone for BlackBerry 10 devices. It's a small update that brings performance enhancements, better avatar handling and a bit of a UI polish as well as a few other things.

The last BBM beta update back in December was in limited beta and it looks like this update is available to those who were able to get into the beta list the last time. It doesn't look like any new features have been added, it's more of a bug fix and improvements update.

BBM beta v10.3.2.23 changelog

  • Glympse performance enhancements
  • Improved avatar handling
  • UI polish
  • Upgraded notification performance
  • Emoticon list re-ordered

The re-ordering of the emoticons list is more for the newer emoticons added in the last update, they have coupled together all the animals, making them easier to find. If you managed to get the beta update last time, watch your inbox or check out the BlackBerry Beta Zone app for the update. You can have a look at what's new in our quick video demo.

Please note, this update doesn't play nice with BlackBerry OS 10.2.1.1055. Visiting the forums it seems that people who are running OS 10.2.1.1925 are having no issues with the BBM beta update.

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BBM Beta for BlackBerry 10 brings a UI polish and performance enhancements

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I will wait for the official upgrade.
The last BBM Beta install on my Z10 crashed the system.
I had to reinstall an old BU.

Correct on the OS version. Works perfectly well on Z30STA100-2/10.2.1.1925

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I don't see a difference here, but motion avatars work good now.
In the last beta they didn't

Z30STA100-2/10.2.1.1925 powered cb10

Me either :(

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Me too. I mean. I said some good things about the iphone once. But that was it. I didn't say anymore. :( I've changed my ways blackberry.

From Zuri my Z10.

Be glad we are part of the beta testers. Best time to re-arrange icons is in beta stage, and they certainly did need to be re-arranged.

Posted with my Q10 running 10.2.1.1925.

What about the updated version of 10.2.1.1055 like 10.2.1.176? I really want to get in on the action

Posted via CB10

Alright, thanks! Hope it gets ironed out soon! Or I might just have to pull the ol' usb for an update

Posted via CB10

So only available to those who had access to 1st BBM beta? Good thing I'm one of them. But feel bad for those who can't try it out, last one was much better than BlackBerry World version.

Posted with my Q10 running 10.2.1.1925.

Wait, is it available on 10.1?

Edit: answered my own question after reading the article more carefully. I wasn't involved in the previous beta, so I suppose I can't have this one either. Bummer :(

Posted from my CB10 via the power of "Q"

Hopefully this along with "BBM 2.0" for Android and iOS will fix the lost and never delivered group messages.
Many people in my circles complaining about this, which has NEVER happened when it was a BB only service.

Public Service Request: please stop showing off the Porsche Design phones, your killing me over here... ;)

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I cant see the update on my BlackBerry app world, please how do I get it? I use Z30 and am running the latest leaks...

Posted via CB10

No issues, updated bbm on the latest leak. A bit smoother, nothing else.

Hope someday they bring the unread msg categorization in a chat just like WhatsApp . Hope they read the feedback and the surveys I submit.

Posted via CB10

So this is an update for bbm 2.0 beta for blackberry?

It has the new ptt voice msg and location sharing features?

Why didnt they make this an open beta like channels?

Z30, Q10, Z10, iP5, SGS3

They better make it public beta soon. Come on Blackberry get your shit together its been a month.

Q10-10.2.0.429

Bring it out for all beta users BlackBerry, your killing me here, come on!

Posted via CB10 on my Zed10

Hint for those who are wondering:

The Beta Test was NOT extended this time. If you got Access to the last 10.3 Version, you will get this Version too.

If not: You will have to wait till they make this a Public Beta. Like me :)

Source of Information: A Developer called "BobRIM" in the Beta Zone Discussion Forum.

Sorry I am not able to citate what he wrote - the Beta Zone App does not "allow" this.

Oliver

Posted via CB10 App / Z10-STL100-2@10.2.1.1925

Anyone know if this version lifts the 6MB transfer limit?
....or at least increases it to something like 25MB?

Posted via CB10

10.2.0.429 official on Bell... Downloaded the update this morning. Now I can receive but not send to my BlackBerry 10 friends... Everyone else works fine.

Posted via CB10

What do u mean too slow?

Your too busy to wait a 10th of a second longer to see a Delivered receipt?

Pretty sure bbm, imessage and whatsapp all transmit messages in the same time.

Posted via CB10

Got mine a few hours ago and it's nice to see the emotions have been grouped. Don't see any UI changes though.

Posted via CB10

Boom!!

And that's why I don't install leaks...

Don't care what others think about it...

I'm MongezaurioBerry

Does the beta zone know what OS I'm on? Why didn't I get it!! I always get it and this time I did not :(

Posted via CB10

Does anyone have the installation file? Beta Zone just refuses to show me the update.

I'm z10ing. Yes, I invented a verb.

The old feature available on legacy devices BBM hasn't reach BB10 BBM. I need broadcast to specific contact group. Please BlackBerry make it happen.

Posted via CB10

Amazing how many people can't read the article or comments.

If you were not part of the last 10.3 BBM Beta, you are not part of this BBM Beta. There is nothing wrong with your Beta Zone.

Posted with my Q10 running 10.2.1.1925.

There is also a glimpse presents enhancement - send your location for a preset time that the end user can set before sending! This was mentioned in the forums about a week ago as a question or an idea which I think is AWESOOOMMME!

Waiting for  BlackBerry Q10  & Full Metal CB10!

Is it just for a few people or for everyone this time?
Because I don't see it in my Beta Zone app for now..

Posted via CB10 from France.

Update on groups! Where you have multi contact chats upload pictures and videos like what's app!

Please remove the limit on file size transfers or make them bigger than 4MB.

30MB at least

Posted via CB10

Upset with the keyboard update. It closes every time I hit send. Annoying

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Also if I'm typing and a message goes through it closing the keyboard as I'm still typing. I want to roll back

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