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BlackBerry Apps | 48 Comments WhatsApp beta update improves support for web client access and more! If you're a WhatsApp user who likes to check out their beta offerings, you'll want to load up the BlackBerry Beta Zone and grab the latest release. Appearing today, this release has the usual miscellaneous fixes and updates but also includes updates to how the app works with their web client as...

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Jul 28, 2015 WhatsApp beta update improves support for web client access and more!
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If you're a WhatsApp user who likes to check out their beta offerings, you'll want to load up the BlackBerry Beta Zone and grab the latest release. Appearing today, this release has the usual miscellaneous fixes and updates but also includes updates to how the app works with their web client as well as some improvements to their mark read and unread features. As always, they offered up the full changelog, so have a look.

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Jul 13, 2015 WhatsApp beta updated in the BlackBerry Beta Zone with multiple fixes
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After a few weeks of silence on the beta front, WhatsApp users now have a new version available for download via the BlackBerry Beta Zone. According to the changelog, there are several fixes in this build with some special attention given to those of you out there running BlackBerry OS 10.3.2.

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Jul 07, 2015 BlackBerry Beta Zone app updated once again to fix jumpy surveys
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BlackBerry Beta Zone app updated once again to fix jumpy surveys

Although the last BlackBerry Beta Zone app update that arrived was noted to include a fix for the 'jumping surveys' bug on Passport devices, that fix apparently didn't work for everyone. As such, a new BlackBerry Beta Zone app update has now been released that once again, includes a fix for that bug.

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Jun 15, 2015 BBM beta for BlackBerry 10 update brings 'Private Chat' and Quote Message features
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BBM beta for BlackBerry 10 update brings 'Private Chat' and Quote Message features

Right before the weekend, we saw the BBM for iOS beta get updated with some new features and now, it's time for the BlackBerry 10 BBM beta to get updated. Just as with the iOS release, the latest BBM beta appearing in the BlackBerry Beta Zone for BlackBerry 10 brings the new private chat feature plus, the ability to reorder your sticker packs without having to use a flaky workaround method and finally, the ability to reference and reply to a previous message in your chat using a new quote feature.

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Jun 10, 2015 BlackBerry Beta Zone app updated to fix 'jumping survey' bug
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BlackBerry Beta Zone app updated to fix 'jumping survey' bug

Here's something I know a lot of BlackBerry Beta Zone members that are BlackBerry Passport owners will be glad to see. The BlackBerry Beta Zone app has now been updated and moves into v10.0.0.46 and while the change log isn't huge, it addresses one particular bug that his been in place for a while and that's the 'jumping surveys' that happened when filling out a survey on a Passport device.

  • Fix for 'jumping surveys' bug on Passport devices.
  • Added rich text formatting and post quoting to discussion boards (tap and hold a post to quote it)

The update has already gone live, so most folks should be seeing it available right now through BlackBerry World. Go ahead and get yourself updated. Keep in mind, this update isn't just for Passport owners, it's for all BlackBerry 10 smartphones.

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Jun 01, 2015 BBM for Android beta gets Material Design update
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BBM for Android beta gets Material Design update

Last week BlackBerry teased something new was coming and while there was much speculation over what it would be, we can now put it to rest. As noted on the Inside BlackBerry blog, a new beta is filtering through the Beta Zone for those making use of an Android device and beta testing BBM that finally brings Android Material Design to the app, something BlackBerry committed to bringing several months ago.

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May 29, 2015 BBM beta for BlackBerry 10 and iOS updated in the Beta Zone
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BBM beta for BlackBerry 10 and iOS updated in the Beta Zone

Aside from their teasing of something new coming on Twitter, the BBM team has also gone ahead and released two new BBM beta versions into the BlackBerry Beta Zone. Between the two new releases, there's ultimately two new features that have been added overall. We've got the rundown for each release.

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May 20, 2015 BBM for iOS beta v2.9.0.6 improves timed message and message retraction features
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BBM for iOS beta v2.9.0.6 improves timed message and message retraction features

When new features get added to BBM, BlackBerry seemingly rolls them out to iOS beta releases first for whatever reason and that appears to the case once again. A new BBM for iOS beta has arrived with plenty of bug fixes and some improvements to the timed message and message retraction features available through subscriptions.

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May 14, 2015 Latest Inst10 Beta brings video uploads, faster performance and more!
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Latest Inst10 Beta brings video uploads, faster performance and more!

If you're using Inst10 for all your Instagram needs, you might be interested in checking out the latest beta that has now been made available through the BlackBerry Beta Zone. As noted earlier on the Nemory Studios BBM Channel, video uploading has been added to the app in beta form plus, there have been several other improvements over the official BlackBerry World release added to the mix such as the ability to regram videos, faster performance, prioritized notifications and much more.

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May 11, 2015 WhatsApp rolls out small update through the BlackBerry Beta Zone
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WhatsApp rolls out small update through the BlackBerry Beta Zone

WhatsApp beta testers looking to get in on the latest release can now fire up the BlackBerry Beta Zone app where you should find v2.12.19.2 available for download. Unlike some of the previous beta releases, the changelog for this one is kept rather small and only highlights two changes in particular.

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May 06, 2015 WhatsApp beta updated to correct laggy performance with chat search
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WhatsApp beta updated to correct laggy performance

Living the beta tester life isn't always great as witnessed by some of the recent beta releases of WhatsApp, which many in the CrackBerry Forums members claim have had a few issues causing laggy performance and app hanging issues. The good thing though is that WhatsApp is incredibly fast at updating their betas and when issues arise, a new build is never far off and such is the case right now.

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May 02, 2015 Protect your phone from getting lost with Phone Finder, now available in the Beta Zone
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Although every BlackBerry 10 smartphone comes loaded with BlackBerry Protect, which is designed to help find your lost BlackBerry smartphone and keep the information on it safe & secure, there's nothing wrong with adding an additional layer of security to the mix as well. Built on the foundation of the previously released Where's My Phone app, Nemory Studios has now released Phone Finder to the BlackBerry Beta Zone and it aims to be that additional layer.

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Apr 16, 2015 BlackBerry Computer Data Sync app enters the Beta Zone
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BlackBerry Computer Data Sync app enters the Beta Zone

Although it appears to be rather limited at the moment, a new BlackBerry 10 app is appearing in the BlackBerry Beta Zone for a small number of BlackBerry 10 device owners. The app is simply named 'Computer Data Sync for BlackBerry' and it helps you to add your organizer data from Microsoft Outlook on your BlackBerry 10 device in the following ways:

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Apr 01, 2015 Twittly v1.3.0.1 now available in the BlackBerry Beta Zone
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Twittly v1.3.0.1 now available in the BlackBerry Beta Zone

Looking to test out the latest release of Twittly for BlackBerry 10? If so, you can now update to v1.3.0.1 through the BlackBerry Beta Zone. This release is jammed pack full of changes including several bug fixes and improvements to enhance the overall user experience and security of the third-party Twitter app. We've got the full changelog available for your perusal, so have a look.

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Mar 11, 2015 WhatsApp Beta updated - Full-text chat search and font scaling improved
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WhatsApp Beta updated

Seems as though the WhatsApp developers are at it again. A new release is now appearing in the BlackBerry Beta Zone for those of you out there who don't mind some beta testing. According to the change log, this update focuses on two main concerns.

One being an enhanced full-text chat search feature that allows better search of message history. The other being font scaling improvements within WhatsApp, so the system display settings for font now match in-app settings. Of course, there are the usual 'miscellaneous fixes and updates' to round out the update as well.

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Mar 10, 2015 Evernote for BlackBerry 10 updated in the Beta Zone
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Evernote for BlackBerry 10 updated in the Beta Zone

Did you get in on the earlier Evernote beta from the BlackBerry Beta Zone? If so, you'll want to make sure you open up the Beta Zone once again today and great the latest version (5.6.0.393) of Evernote available. Although it doesn't have any huge changes over the previous version, it does fix a few bugs that were present. We got the full list of changes as well as notes about the current limitations for you if you decide to use the beta vs. the BlackBerry World version.

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Feb 23, 2015 Evernote updated in BlackBerry Beta Zone - You can now see notebooks shared with you
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Evernote updated in BlackBerry Beta Zone - you can now see notebooks shared with you

Evernote users, this one is for you. Evernote for BlackBerry 10 will now give you access to notebooks that have been shared with you. This has been something I have been wanting since the beginning and now it's here. In beta form, at the very least. There is one caveat though, you cannot edit the content of those notebooks -- yet.

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Nov 11, 2014 WhatsApp updated in the Beta Zone - Improved location sharing, contact info screens and more!
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WhatsApp updated in the BlackBerry Beta Zone

If you're a WhatsApp user and like helping out with the beta releases from the BlackBerry Beta Zone, a new version has now arrived. Coming up as v2.11.1016.2 the new release includes several bug fixes to help improve the overall app experience.

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Oct 08, 2014 Twittly updated to v0.2.700.1 - Brings full BlackBerry Passport support!
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A while back we let you all know of a new Twitter client coming from Nemory Studios called Twittly that was available in the BlackBerry Beta Zone and since then the app has grown rather significantly and gained quite a few users along the way. We haven't been tracking EVERY beta update but rather sticking to the large updates and letting folks know when they arrive. In the case of the latest release, also known as v0.2.700.1, we have full on support for the BlackBerry Passport added this time around, so it's certainly worth a standalone mention. Have a look at what all has changed in this release.

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Oct 03, 2014 New BBM beta brings auto transfer of HQ photos, improved sticker picker and more!
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If you're looking for a new beta to play around with over the weekend, BlackBerry is here for you. They've just announced a new build of BBM is now available through the BlackBerry Beta Zone, and it has numerous bug fixes and new features included that need testing. The list of bug fixes wasn't noted in the info, however, the new features list was and here's what to expect if you've been invited.

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Sep 29, 2014 WhatsApp brings further BlackBerry 10.3 compatibility with latest beta
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If you dig testing out beta apps, WhatsApp has a new one for you try out. Appearing in the BlackBerry Beta Zone right now is v2.11.930.2 of WhatsApp and while it's not a huge update, it brings a few bug fixes and improvements including some fixes for BlackBerry OS 10.3 users.

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Aug 29, 2014 BlackBerry Beta Zone updated with fixes for OS 10.3
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A small update to the BlackBerry Beta Zone app has now started appearing on devices. According to the change log, it should fix some issues anyone running BlackBerry OS 10.3 was having with surveys. It also has some broader changes for everyone pertaining to how discussion boards within the app are laid out so, even if you're not on 10.3 you should still update the app.

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Jul 28, 2014 BlackBerry Beta Zone rolling out new program for 'pre-release BlackBerry products'
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If you've signed up for the BlackBerry Beta Zone, you might want to check and make sure you're not missing any emails. Members have been receiving emails letting them know about a new, exciting program for pre-release BlackBerry products is coming soon and folks are being asked to reply to a survey to show their interest.

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Jul 21, 2014 BlackBerry Beta Zone app updated to v10.0.0.36 - Bug fixes, performance improvements and more included
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A little bit of an update for all you BlackBerry Beta Zone users. The BlackBerry Beta Zone app itself has just been updated to v10.0.0.36 and it includes some notable changes this time around such as performance improvements, notifications added for third-party beta programs and links now posted via the app will be recognized as URL's.

Finally, the usual 'bug fixes' are also noted to be included. If you've not grabbed the update already, go ahead and open the Beta Zone app, you should find that you'll be prompted to update it from there. If you don't have the app installed yet, then be sure to grab it from BlackBerry World sign up and find out if you're missing out on any beta testing you could be taking part in.

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