BBM to get photos in multi-person chats, larger file transfers

Posted Mar 2, 2014

BlackBerry has updated the BBM messaging service with a few new features. You will be able to share photos in multi-person chats and will have the ability to send files that are up to 16MB in size. The current limit is 6MB. BlackBerry is going to make emoticons larger.

“We know customers want to be able to share pics with multiple people in a chat. The next release of BBM will support photo sharing in multi person chats. This comes as an addition to existing sharing options that exist in multi person chats ? sending voice notes, sharing your location powered by Glympse, and sending files from your Dropbox account. We also understand that customers want to be able to send larger files through BBM. While our file size limit on shared files has historically been set at 6MB, we?re increasing this to 16MB in the next release of BBM. What this means is that you?ll be able to send bigger pictures, larger documents and longer videos. For example, the 6MB transfer limit today allows you to send 6 seconds of 1080p HD video (recorded on a BlackBerry Z30 smartphone). With the increase to 16MB, you will be able to send 16 seconds of video using the same settings. We?ve also increased the size of the emoticons slightly after feedback from you, our customers,” said BlackBerry in a blog post.