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.

This beta version of BBM introduces:

  • iOS 9 Support
  • Discover new promoted sticker packs right from the sticker picker
  • PayPal integration:BBM and PayPal have joined together in order to make it easy to send and receive money through your BBM Chats. Simply connect your PayPal account to your BBM to get started. Once your BBM contacts do the same, you can start sending and receiving money – it's that simple.

More information and usage scenarios when using PayPal on BBM:

To start, we are rolling out this feature to select users in Canada, with more countries to follow. Both Sender and Receiver for PayPal through BBM must be: In Canada and, using this latest BBM beta version. Your device does not have to have the PayPal app installed to send money as the transfer happens through BBM. Using PayPal on BBM is easy: select the PayPal icon directly from your BBM Chat using the 'paper clip' or 'Attachment', enter in the amount of money, review the details, and hit send.

The update is live right now for those of you invited. All you have to to do is open up the email sent to you from TestFlight and you can install the latest BBM update from there. Remember, you should back up your chats before loading. Go to BBM > Settings > Toggle save chat history to on> Click Back-up Now.