BBM beta for Windows Phone gets small update to version 1.0.0.4

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By John Callaham on 22 Jul 2014 03:50 pm EDT
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A new update for BlackBerry's BBM messaging app for Windows Phone is now available for download, and it's the first such update since the closed beta for the app went live a few days ago for its selected users.

The version number for the app has only changed slightly, from 1.0.0.2 to 1.0.0.4 and there's no indication of a change log. Based on that, we would expect that this update is mainly for bug fixes and minor improvements. If you are one of the lucky folks who was accepted into the beta program, let us know if you have noticed any major changes to the app.

If you are part of the beta program, you can download the BBM app for Windows Phone right now in the Windows Phone Store. Thanks to Stuart for the tip!

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BBM beta for Windows Phone gets small update to version 1.0.0.4

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I find it great that BBM will finally be on all major Smartphone platforms, I have been slowly but surely getting people to sign up. Dropped What's App ( here in Germany by far No1:-( ) after Facebook sell and never looked back. BBM or text, nothing else.

Still loving my Vista. After SP1/SP2 fairly good OS...

Modern look, 6.x architecture and probably the most "windowsy" version ever...

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I missed vista when had to migrate to win7, but dear god, no one will force me to move to that damn win8.1. Never! That idiotic os is for tablets, not pc's :)

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Small bugs fixed, but not THE BIG BUG, being not being able to download and install the app in the first place, even though you are in the beta group!

On the betasite discussions page, there is a place to submit your windows store ID if it differs from your betasite id. I had this same issue. I filled out the form on friday and was able to download the app without issue on monday.

I really hope it actually works on Windows phones...don't like being too negative but an iOS situation would be disastrous.

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Greetings from Venezuela:

BBM v1.0 for Windows Phone Beta | New Build Available v99.0.0.362!
Hi All,

A new build is available today with continued improvement for performance and stability, and other bug fixes. Please see the sections below for what’s new in this build, program updates, known issues with this build, how to load BBM, and provide feedback.

In This Build

Fixed Issues:

· BBM takes too long to open

· Takes too long to switch from old device to a new one

· Cannot send email invites. the invites go into inbox as emails

· Device global language settings don't appear to be changing all of the text within the BBM app

· WiFi Out of Coverage Windows Phone doesn't send queued invites/acceptances

· When location is turned off and send location in chat a toast or dialog should appear to inform user and turn the location on

· Group profile picture change not affecting the pinned tile image

· Group tile is splatted, but Contacts Pivot is not

Known Issues

The following are known issues with this build:

· In some WP8.1 devices, stuck in launch screen. Need to exit and re-launch

· There occur occasional crashes in low memory devices (Nokia Lumia 520, 720 - Out of memory exceptions )

· Error popup appears when using “Find Friends” and the “OK” button is selected

Bug Reporting & Feedback

Please use our built in feedback system: Tap on “…” -> Settings -> about -> “report a problem”

Remember: Complete all of the fields and provide us with as much detail as you can to describe the issue.

Join the discussion in BetaZone!

Thanks,
BBM Beta Team

BlackBerry are so worried about other phone unable to use BBM. Why don't BlackBerry worry about your own device and make the Apps from other platforms available to your BlackBerry devices customers!!!!!
For me to rank the instant Messaging Apps from Best to worst I will rank it as following:

Best to worst instant Messaging Apps:
1: LINE
2:Whats App
3: WeChat
4: BBM ( it is a App but no friends)
5: Others IM Apps
6:SmS

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BlackBerry are so worried about other phone unable to use BBM. Why don't BlackBerry worry about your own device and make the Apps from other platforms available to your BlackBerry devices customers!!!!!

For me to rank the instant Messaging Apps from Best to worst I will rank it as following:

Best to worst instant Messaging Apps:

1: LINE

2:Whats App

3: WeChat

4: BBM ( it is a good App but no friends)

5: Others IM Apps

6:SmS‎

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I'm running beta version 100.0.0.15 on a Lumia 520.

Crashes? constantly.

Stable? hardly.

Contacts disappear at will.

Group sendings don't work.

Messages don't get received.

Photos disappear from threads.

BUT It's a Beta, isn't the whole point of beta testing to get more users trying out a product and coming back with feedback through official channels ?? I have never expected it to be a smooth process and it has met my expectation.

Personally I'd like bbm to work properly cross platform, I don't see it as the crown jewels in non - business useage, so more than happy to help BlackBerry if I can.

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