1. projectman's Avatar
    BBM is like Whatsapp, in that you can only message people who have BBM. The messages you send will be seen only in their BBM apps, and there's no way to view those messages otherwise. Also, it doesn't support SMSes, so you can't send those unlike Google Hangouts.

    More features include joining groups and having group functions like picture sharing and lists, not to mention Group messaging, and lastly Channels which is, as some have mentioned, newsfeeds that people can join and view the pictures and text posts you put up.
    Thank you. Exactly the info I was looking for.
    02-14-2014 11:55 AM
  2. dtole#CB's Avatar
    Woo-hoo BBM for iOS finally gets channels-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1392402574.618947.jpg New BBM channel for those that like Gospel Music


    D Tole
    02-14-2014 01:29 PM
  3. BB fan forever's Avatar
    It also has BBM Voice and Glimpse added to it.
    02-14-2014 05:02 PM
  4. mikeo007's Avatar
    Used channels on my BB, didn't get much out of it.
    Seems like a hybrid of twitter/forums/RSS feeds, but without some of the benefits of the individual mediums.
    02-14-2014 05:07 PM
  5. Speedygi's Avatar
    Used channels on my BB, didn't get much out of it.
    Seems like a hybrid of twitter/forums/RSS feeds, but without some of the benefits of the individual mediums.
    I do agree with that, it is essentially a much smaller scale Twitter account, but I think it provides a little more privacy because of its scale.

    And it allows for full resolution pictures now, so I guess that makes it at least on par.
    02-14-2014 07:25 PM
  6. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I have yet to download BBM on to my iPhone. It gives my Z10 something to do....SMILE
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    02-15-2014 09:01 AM
  7. NathDogg's Avatar
    The problem I have found with bbm voice on my iPhone is that the app has to be running in order for me to be notified that someone is calling me. If I force close the app the person calling me gets that I'm unavailable, I get no notification that anyone is trying to call.

    I know this isn't a limitation with ios as google hangouts manages this fine, whether the app is running or has been forced closed.
    02-15-2014 05:18 PM
  8. Speedygi's Avatar
    The problem I have found with bbm voice on my iPhone is that the app has to be running in order for me to be notified that someone is calling me. If I force close the app the person calling me gets that I'm unavailable, I get no notification that anyone is trying to call.

    I know this isn't a limitation with ios as google hangouts manages this fine, whether the app is running or has been forced closed.
    It does drain a fair bit of battery, doesn't it, when it's left running... I agree... But I always try to keep my other apps to the minimum so it doesn't make my battery life go down the drain.

    Which is another way of saying, maybe it really can't be helped unless BlackBerry makes BBM4all run in the background with no issues, headless.
    02-15-2014 05:45 PM
  9. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    I don't even know what channels are.
    Speedygi likes this.
    02-15-2014 07:16 PM
  10. Ntario's Avatar
    Hey everyone, Please check out my Channel Whudisit... It's a game i have on bbm channels where I put everyday items under the microscope, and you try and guess what it is. my channel pin is C0012287C or search Whudisit.

    Thank you in advance, and welcome to BBM channelsWoo-hoo BBM for iOS finally gets channels-whudisit.png
    02-20-2014 02:29 PM
  11. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    A new update is out. It has some bug fixes.
    04-18-2014 06:59 PM
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