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BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) Now Available to All

BBM Update

RIM has rolled out BlackBerry Messenger (aka BBM) v6.1.0.49 today as promised. The new update brings a few nice additions along with NFC support in OS 7.1 and other perks. The main new features according to the download page are the addition of:

  • 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

Definitely worth a download though you can check the change log below:

You can find the updated BlackBerry Messenger in App World or directly at

19 total comments on this postSubmit your comment!
  1. Has anyone tried any animated avatars yet?

  2. The new bbm is cool, it is worth downloading

  3. I’m surprised nobody has noticed the word “Messenber” Lol.

  4. I’ve just upgraded bbm, restarted it like it said to find my bbm is no longer on my phone. can you help me pliz

  5. how do you edit the bubbles for bbm?mine just says reset any selections?if so how

    • To change the bubble color for a certain contact, go to their ‘Contact Profile.’ Right above their personal message there will be a dropdown menu called ‘Bubble Color.’

      To get to a contact profile click the person on your BBM list. If you have a chat open, go to the top of the chat (hit T if its taking a while), and click their name again.

  6. PLEASE HELP! I have a blackberry 8120 old I know and I have bbm version 5.0.2 and I want version and eveeytime I try to download it it comes up with the version I already have help me b

    • Hi Sharan,

      The reason the new version of BBM is not coming up for you is because it is not compatible with your device. The 8120 cannot run 6.x versions of BBM. Sorry about that. 🙁

  7. ’ve just upgraded bbm, restarted it like it said to find my bbm is no longer on my phone
    my phone is
    curve 8520

    can you help me pliz

  8. i upgraded and my battery is being drained by 5 hrs.bought new original battery same can i roll back to previous version

  9. i had download bbm and it is so suck i want to downlod bbm

  10. My 8520 curve won’t load bbm
    6.0.1.s9. Goes back to the
    version I have. Help pls

  11. I have a curve 8520 but i won’t let me upgrade i try and its got the same i know people with the same phone as me and they also got it how??

  12. My 8900 won’t download the new bbm either? Is mine not compatible either.. Is there noway of upgrading it?

  13. Please up grade my bbm

  14. i want to register bbm on my phone. i want to downloads facebook and all thing i need

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