BlackBerry Limited has announced an update on BBM, its mobile messaging platform that allows customers to further personalise and enhance their chat experiences.
According to Blackberry, BBM will now offer stickers that BBM users can add to their BBM chats.
Customers will be able to purchase and download sticker packs from the new BBM Shop found in BBM, available for download from the respective app stores for the Android, BlackBerry and iOS platforms.
“Stickers are another great example of how we’re making the BBM experience more engaging and fun for our customers. Stickers let you personalize your chats and strike the right chord with people around the world who rely on stickers in chats when they connect with colleagues, family, friends, peers and partners”, David Proulx, Senior Director, BBM at BlackBerry says.
The sticker packs will either be offered for free or cost N330 ($1.99) (330 Naira) and will be billed through the device’s app store.
In addition to stickers, BBM customers can now easily share photos in multi-person chats. Photos will be delivered in the chat as a thumbnail that can be opened to reveal the image in full size. BBM customers can also now send higher quality photos, videos and presentations thanks to larger in-chat file transfers. Files up to 16MB can now be shared in a chat as against the previous 6MB.