New BBM updates roll out for Android and iOS apiece, here are their features

Receiving its first big update is the BBM app for Android and iOS. New traits that have made their way into the respective versions include the ability to work on Wi-Fi only devices like the iPod Touch and the iPad, as well as the facility to search for other friends who are using BBM themselves.

Through a post on its official blog, BlackBerry has revealed that both the updates are live now on the iOS App Store as well as the Google Play store. And apart from the new features, they have also been infused with bug fixes and performance improvements.

BBM Update

For Android users, support for BBM contact categories has been introduced along with sorting and filtering improvements for its Group List trait. There are even more options for the sharing of your BBM PIN barcodes. As mentioned above, you can now find other friends who are using BBM by tying your social network accounts.

As far as the iOS version is concerned, the biggest change is the ability for the app to work on Wi-Fi-only devices such as the iPod Touch and the iPad. Enhanced right-to-left language support has been added as well, aside from the barcode sharing options and search option for finding friends on socials networks.

BlackBerry Messenger which was an exclusive for BB OS devices in the past, was first made available for Android and iOS in October this year, following a failed attempt in September. The app was quick to climb up the charts thanks to its popularity, and was in no time the number one free application on the Google Play store and the iOS App store. It is through these two channels that you can download the new BBM update right now.