There's been plenty of BBM news happening but it seems as though BlackBerry has a bit more to cover. Although it's extremely limited and may not be available to everyone, a new beta update to BBM is available in the BlackBerry Beta Zone and it's jam packed full of new features and goodies that we've been hearing about for a while now.

New Features Available in this Release:

  • Faster, easier ways to share pics, voice notes, files and attachments from Dropbox. Even allow BBM contacts to view your location for a limited time.
  • We’ve made it easier than ever to find friends on BBM with suggested contacts
  • Over 100 new emoticons to help you make your point
  • Make your group a little larger. BBM Groups now allow you to have up to 50 participants (formerly 30)
  • Worried about spamming your contacts? You’ll now be able to block 3rd party apps from automatically updating your status.
  • Please Note: Upgrading to latest BBM may trigger BBM setup and delete any open 1-to-1 and multi person chats. Check out all of the known issues here.

BlackBerry 10.1 and 10.2 users who have been invited can update directly through the BlackBerry Beta Zone app itself and the version number should show as Again, it's a limited beta so not available to all. Additionally, it has been noted already that there may be issues with it if you're running the leaked

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