RIM Launches BlackBerry Messenger 6

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BlackBerry Messenger version 6

Research in Motion (RIM), has recently launched new version of BlackBerry Messenger. It’s BBM 6. This new version of BlackBerry Messenger will give you the  full time social experience. Crackberry reports that the service will be officially released with OS 6.

BlackBerry Messenger version 6

The new messenger will be equipped with a number of very good features including social gaming and applications. BlackBerry version 6 will allow users to users to create apps using the BlackBerry app world. User can socialize with another user using the same applications.

Blackberry Messenger 6 adds some social features to the BBM experience, hoping to capitalize on the current trends towards socializing everything. Some of them are as follows:

  • Share app experiences with friends: When a user discovers a great new BBM connected app, they can instantly let their friends know about it. Users can simply select a BBM contact directly within the BBM connected app they are using.
  • Have a BBM chat within apps: Users can simply pull up their BBM contact list directly from within the BBM connected app and start chatting.  For example, the functionality can enable everything from enhanced social game play to collaboration through productivity apps.
  • Discover apps through friends: Users can also discover new apps by viewing the list of apps that are posted to a BBM friend’s profile. They can also click on an app within the list, and instantly download it from BlackBerry App World.

BlackBerry Messenger version 6

The new messenger will also allow users to interact with one another while gaming by using ‘Have a BBM chat within apps’. Users can also view apps listed on their friend’s phone by using ‘Share app experiences with friends’. BBM 6 will allow users to set a specific colour icon for each contact, so that they can identify their contact just by the colour assigned to them.

BBM version 6 Includes:

  • Support for the BBM Social Platform (Invite Friends, Update User Profiles, Chat and Share Content from within other applications).
  • Enhanced Location Sending with customized search and sharing.
  • Send events and appointments to BBM contacts.
  • Draft BBM message support.
  • Updated support for sending links, podcasts, location in BBM Groups.

Download BBM 6 from the official BlackBerry site.

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