For Indonesia Only: New BBM Release Includes Dedicated Asian Games Service in Discover, Plus Watch Asian Games, Vidio & Live TV Together in Group Chat


In anticipation of Indonesia hosting the Asian Games 2018, we’ve been hard at work adding some exciting new features to BBM. The bulk of the improvements focus on helping Indonesian BBM users participate in the various sporting events kicking off in Jakarta on August 18. Read on for details, and don’t forget to update your BBM today in Google Play or the App Store.

Get Asian Games Updates in BBM

As Indonesia prepares to host the Asian Games in the city of Jakarta and Palembang for the first time in 56 years—BBM is also preparing to help you follow Indonesia’s journey every step of the way!

New Asian Games Service in Discover

As one of the official broadcaster of Asian Games, it’s our duty to supply you with comprehensive coverage of this sports event. Get the latest news and footage covering the athletes’ preparation, match highlights and reaction of the results. You’ll also get live updates on the current standing after each sports match. The best part is: you don’t need to have access to TV to watch your favorite sport. You can follow the matches live on BBM!

Hence, let’s join Asian Games – BBM Sport channel immediately by scanning the following QR code:


Watch Vidio, Live TV and Asian Games Videos in Group Chats

With thousands of islands in Indonesia, we bridge the distance between all users by allowing them to watch their favorite shows, sports event like Asian Games 2018 and entertainment together in Group Chat (up to 300 members). You can also share videos from Vidio or Live TV from the Discover tab to 1:1 or Group Chat, so everyone can watch videos at the same time right in your group chats!

This new feature creates a virtual living room where your friends and family can watch the games live. The video will pop-out to fill your screen, allowing greater flexibility as you can watch and cheer on the home team, while simultaneously chatting with each other as the athletes perform and the action unfolds.

To make it work, select Asian Games from the Discover tab or from your attachment panel. Chose the video you want to watch in chat, and then select Send to Chat. It’s the perfect way to watch and share your live reaction! Click here for tutorial video.

New DANA Menu in Discover Enables Faster Access to Payment Services

In this release, we’ve added a new DANA menu in Discover with shortcut buttons, making it faster and easier for users to get to specific services. This new design is more prominent as you land in Discover, and also features special offers and promotions in a rotating placement. Swipe through the banners to see all the promotions we have to lighten your financial expenditure such as our 50% cashback on selected phone vouchers.

For registered users, tap on the arrow near your balance to go to the DANA homepage, or the new shortcut buttons for Topup, Pulsa, Pocket will get you where you want to go in fewer taps!

New to DANA? Just tap on the blue banner at the top of Discover to start the registration process.

That’s it for now. Check back in another few weeks for information on the next release. And don’t forget to download the new BBM today in Google Play or the App Store to enjoy the exciting Asian Games!

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