Earlier today I let you know that RIM officially announced the rollout of the BlackBerry 7.1 OS. In that announcement RIM also mentioned that a bunch of apps would receive an update, one of them being BlackBerry Messenger. BBM version 188.8.131.52 is now officially available for download and includes the following changes:
- Support for Animated Avatars – display pictures can now be animated!
- Enjoy a new selection of Emoticons
- Double the space to update your Personal Messages
- Customize the colour of chat bubbles for your contacts
- Simpler display picture update from the camera app – snap a picture and display it on BBM right away
For more info and to get the latest version of BBM go to blackberry.com/bbm from your mobile browser or wait for it to pop up on BlackBerry App World. Let me know how you like this version in the comments or in the forums!