BBM Channels support animated GIFs!

By Adam Zeis on 12 Jun 2013 10:10 am
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Yes, you read that right. While it may not seem like such a huge deal, it's so geekily awesome. Now you can spice up your BBM Channel with your own bit of flair by using an animated GIF instead of a basic static image on your posts. 

Animated GIFs are all over the place, so why not on BBM Channels as well? We just found out about this feature but you can rest assured we're going to find some awesome and creative ways to use it so we can spice up our BBM Channels and make them amazing. 

If you're using BBM Channels (and since it leaked, you should be) then subscribe to the official CrackBerry BBM Channel at C00012B19 if you haven't already and check out our post to see it in action. 

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41 comments

ezapper2

That's cool!

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jordandrews90

I've seen this on post comments for a while :p

deremi

I wanted to set one in bbm groups and it didn't like it.

Mike Schoor

Not sure if there is this option or if the topic has been covered already, but how about being able to share a facebook post via BBM Channels?

FastLane228

I personally hope not but if it does happen I hope there's an off switch

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Mike Schoor

The reason for this is I would like to share my business pages post from Facebook. Would be much easier than having to manually enter it into BBM Channels....

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FastLane228

oh yeah... bbm channel is going to be awesome..*

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omassain

Tried to upload a gif to my channel but it turned into a static image. Any suggestion?

Rub3n5

Same here... I wonder if it has to be certain dimensions and under a certain size.

fast666

Super awesome

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j21jam6

A much wanted addition.

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codemaker

This doesn't work for Sprint users (aka legacy BBOS users).

codemaker

Works in the latest version on BBOS. Yay!

shampisang

Can't seem to work for me. I'm using Z10STL100-2/10.1.0.2354

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shampisang

Issit because I'm using the BETA and not the leaked BBM?

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khehl

sideload the leaked one and it'll work

step07

BBM chats need GIF's

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warnaars

Any idea on the max size for the GIF? Can it handle GIFS of 1Mb+?

tryfe

I'm not seeing any gifs on 9930/7.1.0.861

djraz_official

That is awesome. Sweet.!!!!! On minor note. So CNN and Discovery will have apps for BlackBerry 10 out soon :D. Animated gigs!!!!!!! Yes

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the_real_mikeyb

How do you create an animated gif? Is there an app for that?

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nhanken

Is geekily even a word? ;)

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Mikey88Chaos

It is now! Lol
I can't wait till this is officially released.

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Redroom Media

Well the image u guys used is 1.1 mb and my largest is 30kb but still does not work even after installing the leaked version. Talk to me I need to know what I am doing wrong.

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fadifreiha

Spark me app should be able to create gif files from a pic, that would be awesome

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bvinceb

Is it just me or is the CB channel number so small you can barely read it?

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GooberNS

Lol yup

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uzmarvel

BBM avatar also supports it, if you didn't know

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M--Canuck

Please join my cycling BBM channel, it's BBM's first and only road cycling dedicated channel.

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jrohland

I have an app that allows me to use animated GIFs as my BBM profile pic. I've noticed they absolutely murder my battery when I'm in BBM. I gave up on them because of the terrible battery impact. Has anyone checked battery impact on animated GIFs in Channels?

imcurved

Adam after carefully read your post I have one conclusion for you: you are a geek!

imcurved

I have a channel too: Guys Can Knit. Who want to join? Any taker? I can't hear you, speak louder please.

dalight13

WOW That is a great point!!!!!!

Xenrip

Awesome! Little things like this are cool.

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Mohd Faraz

For downloadin my location needs to be available on the site.. come on wats with the location now

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Redroom Media

Does not work for me help needed please.Channelp.in/C0002D710

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Redroom Media

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NobleNintyNine

Hey Check Out My Animated BBM Avatar Channel!!

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pascal95260f

Le monde en photo avec BlackBerry channel C0001B7EA