Research In Motion on Tuesday launched version 188.8.131.52 of its popular BBM service, which introduces a slew of welcome additions. An update notification should show up on your device shortly if it hasn’t already; if not, the download is also available in BlackBerry App World.
Here’s the full list of fixes and additions for the latest version of BBM.
- Enjoy a new selection of Animated Avatars
- Send voice notes more easily back and forth – streamlined voice notes allow you to set your convenience key to BBM, highlight a contact (or while in a chat), press the key, record and send.
- Simpler way to change your Name and Personal Message – click on profile and start updating inline.
- Tagging is now even quicker – BlackBerry Tag enhancement allows for automatic invitations and accepting within BBM.
- Improved Contact Search – search will ignore special characters and emoticons to pull up all relevant contacts.