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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92 comments

NtotheK

Just updated mine!

Posted via CB10

mandony

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.

rickster2611

Another victory but the war is not over

Posted via CB10

Puz_zled

Miles to go before we sleep!

Posted via CB10

scrapmetal58

One of my favourite poems.

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dusdal

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

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sk8er_tor

Please tell me BBM profile photos are now a bit higher resolution!!! Right now, they're degraded so much.

Gambit_DE

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

sk8er_tor

For those in the beta, please let them know the profile photos need to be a bit higher resolution.

QuIcKsIlV3r

Not updated for me :( I wasn't apart of the first team to get access to it

SteelGreek

Me either :(

Posted with a Verizon Z30 running 10.2.1.1955 and CB10. [URL="bbmc:C0004F9BB"] My channel with zero subscribers [/URL]

RP Singh

The first team.

Sent from my iPuh-lease-as-IF

NamelessStar

Doesn't show up in my list :(

Posted via CB10 on my blazing fast Z30

willowbeast

Nothing here either

Posted via CB10

nerdydaddyo

James, can I have a copy of that spinning logo avatar?

I used my Z10 to create this CrackBerry madness!

jd_statman

Nothing in my beta zone showing BBM beta?

Posted via ZED10-BEAST

mad.dog99

I used to get all the beta invites, but it seems BlackBerry don't want me anymore :-(

Posted via CB10

davinci4real

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.

1blacksheep

What happens with 10.2.1.1055 users?

Posted via CB10

sreidenb

Your BBM quits working altogether. Tries to open, then closes everytime.

rjkolo

Great...I leaner where the emos are and they move them...

Posted via CB10

JAS0NB0URNE

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.

Ordersol27

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

DJ Reyes

I think the forums said that it doesn't work with that version either

Ordersol27

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

Posted via CB10

megajo123

Yep, I decided to check to make sure and now I have to reinstall BBM...again

Posted via CB10

JAS0NB0URNE

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.

axllebeer

I'm not seeing it. Is it available through the Beta Zone app?

Posted from my CB10 via the power of "Q"

axllebeer

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"

advil_yum

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.

advil_yum

edit: the only people complaining happen to be using iOS, so maybe an issue with that version only.

crazylegshinch

Not a beta I was invited to, sadly. All I have available is mockit, which I won't use so I'm not participating.

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gkl

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

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stabstabdie

I can't believe I didn't get an invite. I'm active in beta zone.

davinci4real

I'm triple active

From Zuri my Z10.

Prince Onos

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

Prannoy Sarkar

You need to download beta zone from app world.

Posted via CB10

QuIcKsIlV3r

you had to be invited to the last BBM beta (which was only sent out to a select few people) to get this version

Prannoy Sarkar

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.

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christoph77

I'm not even on 10.2.1 haha

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crackfinder

Not seeing it.

10.2.1.1925 and never going back.

Paul Collins4

Got it here nothing changed????

Z10STL100-2/10.2.0.1803

Prince Onos

I am really missing out, I can only see mockit and evernote available on my beta zone.

Posted via CB10

wincyUt

Not seeing it on either Z10 or Z30.

kram437

Am not seeing it either wonder if I need to refresh it

Z10 and loving it :)

abal24

They took out a couple of emoticons that were in the last version.

CDBB10

The best phone in the world. 

Q10Nutter

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

boujwalii

Updated mine earlier today

Posted via CB10

HotFix

I am really jealous I am not a part of the BBM BETA.

Posted via CB10 on a Z10STL100-3/10.2.1.1925

Shifty88

Weird, I don't see it. Oh well.

Wilder169

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

Q10-10.2.0.429

Notcho

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

Posted via CB10 on my Zed10

MeerMusik

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

BBPandy

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

Posted via CB10

GeneralHerzog

No, the 6MB limit is still in place

nfld_sapper

You can disable the floating bar in this version.

Posted via CB10

davinci4real

Awesome

From Zuri my Z10.

tnewton85

I don't see it in the betazone?? Wtf

Posted via CB10

IFytFyrs

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

mobilesync

BBM work is too slow. It's following behind the competitions.

tnewton85

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

FuzzyFish

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

emmuniz1

Boom!!

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

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

I'm MongezaurioBerry

JAS0NB0URNE

What do you mean? I'm on a leak OS and am part of BBM beta.

Posted with my Q10 running 10.2.1.1925.

Medium Brown

Got the invitation. Looks good so far.

Posted with my awesome Z30

HUNTZODIAC

Got this invite as well as the previous going to test more

Posted via CB10

wraith1979

I just went to the beta zone. It wasn't there. :-(

Posted via CB10

Kobe Barksdale

It's not available for me at all, I'm running the 10.2.1.1925 leak :( :'(

Posted via CB10

Q10Nutter

Is it possible to extract the .bar file?

Z30, Q10, Z10, iP5, SGS3

alinet_Dev

awesome update

have fun... keep trying... BlackBerry

mkye86

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

XamiDami

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

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

BagusTiko

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

JAS0NB0URNE

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.

Supa_Fly1

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!

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fajar3

I didn't see something different in this version..

myZ10

TomCam2710

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.

jfunds

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

violator101

How do I install beta please anyone....i thought I had??

Posted via CB10

fast666

How come I don't get this.

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ezapper2

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

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ezapper2

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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Coronado10

Anyone experience issues with 10.2.1.537?

Posted via CB10