BBM Channels support animated GIFs!

By Adam Zeis on 12 Jun 2013 10:10 am EDT

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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Reader comments

BBM Channels support animated GIFs!


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?

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

Pin: C000B3B62

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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?

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

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

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