BBM to be closely integrated with Twitter, FB and a range of apps

Folks at Research in Motion do accept that their users have a social life that goes past their BlackBerry Messenger service and to that effect they have announced that they will soon be releasing a range of apps, including Twitter and Facebook that can be closely integrated with their extremely popular instant messaging service. As per a post on Inside BlackBerry, Research in Motion has announced that they will be updating apps, like Facebook for their BlackBerry smartphones, Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones, BlackBerry Travel, BlackBerry App World, BBM Music, and BlackBerry Messenger (BBM). These BBM connected applications will integrate BBM functionality right into the app, allowing one to do things, such as invite BBM friends to experience their apps, chat with BBM contacts from inside the BBM connected app and share and discover new BlackBerry apps and content with others.

Updates coming your way

Updates coming your way


Along with these updates, the Canadian smartphone manufacturer has also announced that with the upcoming release of BBM, BlackBerry Tag will be better integrated, thereby giving users the ability to send voice notes quicker, simpler ways to update their profile message, along with and new app integrations. Apart from this, BBM v6.2 will feature animated avatars and when one is logged into BBM, all they have to do is scroll over the avatar to view the animation. 

According to the post, the brand details about the updates to Facebook and Twitter by saying, “Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones v3.0 and Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones v3.0 are now BBM connected apps. When you connect Facebook and Twitter with BBM, you can share your latest status updates and tweets as your BBM Personal Message by simply selecting the “Share with BBM” icon from within the app. You can also opt to share tweets or Facebook updates with your BBM contacts in one centralized location.”

These updates will begin to rollout over the next few days and to download the new versions of Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones, Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones, BlackBerry Travel, BBM Music and BBM, click here. For more information on these updates, click here.

Published Date: Apr 13, 2012 11:27 am | Updated Date: Apr 13, 2012 11:27 am