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BBM beta adds PayPal integration, iOS 9 support

by Todd Haselton | August 13, 2015August 13, 2015 8:00 pm PDT

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BlackBerry released the latest version of its beta BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) software on Thursday, which includes some unique new features and support for Apple’s iOS 9 software, which will launch later this fall.

The biggest feature introduced in the beta is probably new PayPal integration. Using it, BBM contacts will be able to send and receive money from one another, similar to features we’ve already seen added to applications like Facebook Messenger, and not unlike standalone services such as Venmo. You’ll need to use your PayPal account, however, so you can’t simply attach a credit or debit card, which is a bit more cumbersome than other options on the market.

The PayPal integration will only work in Canada right now, BlackBerry said, though it should begin to roll out to additional markets as the software prepares to leave its beta state.

Lastly, the new BBM beta now promotes specific sticker packs, in case you’re looking for some new items to spice up your chats with.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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