Hello Blackberry user...
RIM has announced new version Blackberry Messenger 8, the previous versions is BBM7 which is have new feature is BBM voice (you can called your bbm friends using wi-fi connections)
This BBM 8 only avaliable at beta zone, which means this applications still beta versions, if you interested to try, download it here (OTA) :
Screenshot i pick from Berryindo :
Here is descriptions from Blackberry Blog :
Top BBM Channels Features:
- Create a channel – Create, edit and publish in an instant, and there are no limits to the number of followers you can have in your channel. Securely manage your channel from either a BlackBerry smartphone or the web.
- Discover channels – BBM Channels includes a carousel that lets you discover new channels. You can share channel invites within a BBM chat, and people can be added or invited using the channel’s PIN or QR code.
- View – View profiles for each BBM Channel you choose to follow.
- Subscribe – Subscribing to a channel allows the channel owner to send you timely and relevant updates, giving the subscriber instant access to your news, deals, events or whatever you want to communicate. Subscribers can choose to receive notifications when new posts are available.
- Participate – Participate and engage in conversations with your favorite people or communities by “Commenting” and “Liking” posts from channels you subscribe to. Channel owners have the option to directly chat one-on-one with a subscriber.
- Monitor engagement – Easily use built-in measuring tools to assess and monitor follower engagement and interaction
Tips before downloading BBM 8 :
1. Have account at Beta Zone
2. Have Blackberry ID
3. Fast connections, Wi-fi connections is better