New BBM Brings Faster Sign-in, Video Watching in Group Chats While Messaging, Timeline for iOS and More to Enhance Your Experience

The latest BBM is out today in Google Play and the App Store. Upgrade your favorite messaging app to get all the latest features, including faster sign-in for users, watch videos and chat simultaneously in group, Timeline for iOS users, a streamlined Custom PIN-creation process, global availability of Official Accounts and more! Learn more about the most exciting new features below.

 

content_release 16-en-04Faster Sign-ups and Sign-ins for Users

New and existing users can now quickly and securely sign-up and sign-in to BBM with just a one-time password. This new feature also speeds up the login process, as it auto-detects your country code based on your SIM card information. (Note: The option to manually enter your country code will still be available.) Once BBM verifies that the number you entered is a valid mobile phone number, you’ll get a one-time password via SMS to confirm. Enjoy the faster-than-ever BBM login!

 

content_release 16-en-06Indonesians: Watch Videos in Group Chats—While Messaging!

Has it been a constant challenge rounding up your busy friends – or friends located in other cities – just to watch a live soccer telecast or your favourite TV shows together for example? For our BBM users in Indonesia, watching your favorite sporting events and shows with friends just got more convenient, fun and exciting!

BBM is committed to bringing you the closest experience to being there in person. That’s why we’re thrilled to present a new in-chat video player, allowing everyone to watch video inside group and 1:1 chats without leaving the chat environment! When you share a video, or someone else shares a video from Discover in your group, everyone in the chat can tap the video to play it, continuing the conversation while watching a live or on-demand video. Don’t forget to try this new feature during the 2018 Asian Games – where you can watch your favorite sport together. Distance is no longer an issue with BBM!

 

content_release 16-en-02New Timeline for iOS Users: Share and Keep Up with Your Contacts

For those who enjoy checking on Feeds to see the latest developments in your social circle, now you’ll never miss out! iOS users can join Android users on the new Timeline! It’s a great way to keep track of all the wonderful moments you’ve shared with your BBM contacts! Access the new Timeline by tapping your name or avatar on the Me Tab, where you’ll see a collection of all the status updates you’ve posted from your own Timeline screen or Feeds.

 

content_release 16-en-01Create a Custom PIN Easier Than Ever

When we first introduced Custom PIN, we gave people the freedom to select their own PIN. It could be  your name, nickname or any other creative combination you can come up with! Then we made Custom PIN  editable, allowing you to change it as often as you like for FREE!

Now, we’ve made the process of creating new Custom PIN easier than ever. BBM no longer requires phone number verification when creating a new Custom PIN—saving you the time and trouble of the two-step confirmation process where you had to insert your phone number and wait for verification.

To get your new Custom PIN today, go to Me tab, select PIN (username) and create your custom PIN instantly!

 

BBM Official Accounts, Now Available Globally

BBM Official Accounts allow brands, businesses and even celebrities to send messages directly to BBM users who have subscribed. We launched this new feature in May in Indonesia only. Now, it’s available worldwide!

For businesses, brands and celebrities, Official Accounts provide increased control over how they target customers or followers in real time, allowing them to customize their messages and encourage engagement.

Subscribers or followers get direct access to their favorite brands and celebrities, employers, or other groups. To subscribe, go to Contacts and then select Official Accounts to see a list of all the available accounts for your region.

 

content_release 16-en-03Add Notes When Sharing Documents on Android

In our previous release, we made document sharing faster on 1:1 chat, and available for the first time on group chat, allowing you to exchange any type of document. Android users can now add a caption when sending documents – PDF, Microsoft Office, RAR and ZIP files – in both 1:1 or group chat!

It’s perfect for when you wish to add a quick note or summary, making it easier for the receiver to understand the content.

 

content_release 16-en-05Never Miss Out on Calls with Better Notifications

Don’t you hate missing calls? Now you don’t have to. BBM has your back!

With the latest BBM, you can turn on your phone, come back online, and catch all the notifications you might have missed. The improved missed-call notification feature ensures you’ll see any missed calls while you were offline as soon as you return. The notifications appear at the bottom of your chat screen along with the time the call came in and whether it was voice or video. This also guarantees that your BBM Contacts will see any calls you make while they’re offline.

Those are the marquee features of this release, which also includes lots of other improvements to streamline your BBM experience. Keep an eye out for the next release, coming in a few weeks.

Download your BBM today in Google Play and the App Store.

BBM and Planet Sport Publishing Bring PlanetF1 to Motorsport Fans Worldwide

A pit stop for fans in BBM Discover with live race timings, commentary, driver standings, expert analysis and more

Singapore – July 19, 2018 – Following the successful introduction of popular sports services Football365 and Tennis365, BBM and Planet Sport Publishing are pleased to extend their partnership to launch PlanetF1 for avid motorsport fans worldwide.

“Digital technology is changing the way sports fans consume content, access to live events and more importantly, stay on top of race results in real time,” said Matthew Talbot, CEO of Creative Media Works, the company that operates and runs BBM Consumer globally. “PlanetF1 is a fantastic addition to the BBM Discover menu as it covers the pinnacle of motorsport and adds breadth to the sports content that we are building and offering to our users and sports fans worldwide. Within BBM, users can share one-to-one, in groups or simply share in their timeline what is happening with their favorite sports.”

PlanetF1, now available in the BBM Discover menu, allows motorsport fans to follow live grand prix action every race weekend, all year round. Fans in more than 100 countries can browse races by date, check on grid positions, get live race timings, text commentary and expert analysis, review final race results as well as profiles of drivers, teams and circuits. In addition, fans are also able to share live timing updates during sessions and up-to-date race standings with their friends and family in BBM.

“We are delighted to further cement our relationship with BBM with the launch of PlanetF1. It is a high-quality product from a long-established brand, built on speed and a mobile-first user experience. We believe it’s the ideal way for fans to enjoy the action on race weekends.” said Tim Satchell, managing director of Planet Sport Publishing.

*BBM is available on the App Store and Google Play for free download.

 


About Planet Sport Publishing

Planet Sport Publishing Limited, a subsidiary of Ole! Media Ltd, is an independent network of sports media brands that gives fans a voice – empowering them with entertaining content, knowledgeable analysis and attitude.

Its talented content specialists run Football365, TEAMtalk, Planet Football, Planet F1, Planet Rugby, Cricket365 and Golf365, using their experience and insight to provide coverage and interaction on a variety of emerging platforms and channels.

Planet Sport Publishing teams are based in the UK and South Africa, operating an expanding portfolio for passionate and opinionated audiences around the world. For more information, visit http://www.planetsport.com/.

BBM and Planet Sport Publishing Launch Global Football ‘Trivia’ Contest

BBM users and football fanatics in 30 countries can participate in daily trivia contest and enroll in one-time sweepstakes to win prized football memorabilia

SingaporeJune 19, 2018 – Joining the worldwide excitement for football this summer; BBM and Planet Sport Publishing have teamed up to launch a global football Trivia contest where BBM users and football fans in 30 countries can test their knowledge of the history, facts and trivia surrounding the beautiful game.

Matthew Talbot, CEO of Creative Media Works, the company that operates and runs BBM Consumer globally, says: “The Trivia is a great platform to celebrate the power, beauty and strong legacy of football; allowing fans to explore and experience the matches off the field from culture to fandom.”Trivia

Available in the BBM Discover menu, the football Trivia automatically enrolls visitors with a chance to win a VIP Football Prize Pack, including an autographed football jersey and other prized football memorabilia in the Grand Prize Sweepstakes. Football fans can also participate in a daily trivia contest and stand a chance to be one of the daily winners to win a unique football related T-shirt of their choice (plus free shipping) from Football365’s recently launched TShirts365.com online shop.

Tim Satchell, Managing Director of Planet Sport Publishing, says: “Excitement around the world’s largest and most-watched sporting event is reaching fever pitch and we’re excited to offer BBM users a chance to show their knowledge of the beautiful game – and win some fantastic prizes at the same time.”

To revel in the excitement of the football fever, enter into the trivia fun before it ends. Download BBM via Google Play or the App Store. The football Trivia will run for a month starting June 14, 2018 and ending on July 15, 2018.

*Notes:

In July 2017, BBM and Planet Sport Publishing rolled out the hugely popular Football365, which serves up the latest information covering all the leagues, teams, and goals worldwide. Fans in over 100 countries globally can browse matches by date, league or country, as well as review the status of live games or the final scores of finished games, and see what matches are coming up. Football fans can also access and share pre-match and in-game updates to cheer with friends—and taunt rivals within BBM.

 


About Planet Sport Publishing

Planet Sport Publishing Limited, a subsidiary of Ole! Media Ltd, is an independent network of sports media brands that gives fans a voice – empowering them with entertaining content, knowledgeable analysis and attitude.

Our talented content specialists run Football365, TEAMtalk, Planet Football, Planet F1, Planet Rugby, Cricket365 and Golf365, using their experience and insight to provide coverage and interaction on a variety of emerging platforms and channels.

We are an ambitious team, based in the UK and South Africa, operating an expanding portfolio for passionate and opinionated audiences around the world. For more information, visit http://www.planetsport.com/.

BBM Signs Eskimi as Exclusive Mobile Advertising Partner in Nigeria

Nigeria – June 14, 2018 – BBM and Eskimi, a global programmatic platform, today announced an exclusive mobile advertising partnership in Nigeria. The combined market-leading, mobile first solutions of Eskimi and BBM enable brands and advertisers to reach and engage with mobile audiences on both Android and iOS across Nigeria.

“BBM works with best-in-breed partners globally, in a continuous effort to provide an enriched user experience, while delivering optimal results to brands and advertisers,” says Matthew Talbot, CEO of Creative Media Works, the company that operates and runs BBM Consumer globally. “Eskimi has an existing programmatic platform and operation in Nigeria that is growing from strength to strength. Their expertise in digital marketing and audience segmentation will help to yield better performance for BBM’s advertising partners.”

BBM’s wide range of native ad units, including video advertising opportunities offer brands specific demographics and geographic targeting capabilities, drive viral awareness and promote direct purchase actions without leaving the app.

Vytautas Paukstys, CEO of Eskimi says: “We are committed to delivering the best content sources for our clients and we’re extremely happy to partner with BBM. This partnership will enable us to deliver premium and unique inventories to our clients and offer new ad formats.”

BBM offers a variety of content and services in addition to the core functionality of chat. Talbot says user-convenient services such as Uber, HotelsCombined, news, airtime top-up, movie and concert ticket access, are all examples of strategic partner collaborations that make BBM one of the rising utility apps. “We are constantly innovating and driving product enhancements to create a better ecosystem within BBM and ultimately a better experience for our users.”

Download BBM via Google Play or the App Store for free.

 


About Eskimi DSP

Eskimi is a global programmatic advertising and data platform with current monthly reach of more than 1B users worldwide. As a programmatic platform, Eskimi operates a data management platform (DMP), strong rich media suite, anti-fraud and brand safety tools and a set of cost reduction algorithms. Advertisers can buy display, video, native ad formats from more than 30 supply sources, including Doubleclick a Facebook API. Eskimi owns unique data sets for telecoms, mobile device manufacturers and FMCGs. Eskimi also manages Eskimi.com, a social chat site with 24M members and a carrier billing business with more than 20 mobile operators connected worldwide.

BBM Desktop Sekarang Tersedia untuk Semua Pengguna Android!

Dengan senang hati kami mengumumkan bahwa BBM Desktop beta sekarang telah tersedia untuk semua pengguna Android!

Lewatlah sudah saat-saat menjengkelkan, ketika Anda sibuk bekerja pada laptop atau PC, dan pesan obrolan masuk ke BBM Anda. Untuk membalas, Anda harus terlebih dahulu membuka ponsel Anda, kemudian membuka obrolan, lalu mengetik pesan Anda. Namun sekarang, BBM Desktop telah memudahkan Anda untuk berinteraksi dengan teman melalui desktop, sehingga Anda dapat dengan mudahnya mengobrol di seluruh perangkat, tanpa memalingkan pandangan dari desktop Anda!

Dengan menggunakan BBM Desktop, Anda akan merasakan pengalaman yang berbeda, khususnya pengguna  yang butuh mengetik pesan panjang setiap waktu. Sekarang, Anda dapat menyelesaikannya dalam waktu singkat, mendapatkan tampilan yang lebih baik di foto dan video (dengan kemampuan tambahan untuk mengunduh atau menghapusnya) dan membaca paragraf panjang dengan mudah. Terlebih lagi, BBM Desktop memberikan Anda kemampuan untuk melihat dan membaca semua isi pesan Anda lebih cepat dalam grup. Mengobrol jadi jauh lebih mudah dan nyaman tanpa mengorbankan produktivitas Anda!

Cara untuk menggunakan BBM Desktop:

  1. Penngguna Android bisa menemukan ikon BBM Desktop di Tab “Saya”.
  2. Klik tautan untuk membuka pemindai barcode.
  3. Buka web.bbmessaging.com di desktop Anda dan pindai barcode nya

Pengguna dapat:

  • Memilih untuk melihat seluruh obrolan mereka dalam bentuk daftar atau grup.
  • Mencari percakapan yang spesifik melalui bilah pencarian.
  • Mencari kontak untuk membuat obrolan baru.
  • Menemukan kontak berdasarkan pengelompokkan Abjad dengan huruf awal dari nama mereka.
  • Melihat pesan siaran dari berbagai Channel langganan Mereka.
  • Lebih mudah melihat riwayat percakapan mereka.

Tim kami bekerja keras untuk terus meningkatkan BBM Desktop. Silahkan update aplikasi obrolan favorit Anda melalui Google Play atau App Store hari ini dan nikmati kemudahan menggunakan BBM Desktop beta untuk saat ini!

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BBM Desktop is Now Available to All Android Users!

We’re pleased to announce that the BBM Desktop beta is now available to all Android users!

Gone are the irritating times when you are busily working on your laptop or PC, and a chat message comes through to your BBM. To reply, you’d have to unlock your phone, open the chat and then type your message on the phone. BBM Desktop now extends your chat to the desktop, so that you can chat seamlessly across devices, without leaving your desktop environment!

Using BBM Desktop is a refreshing experience for users who need to type long messages regularly. Now, you can complete the tasks in half the time, get a better look at photos and videos (with the added ability to download or delete them) and read lengthy paragraphs with ease. What’s more, BBM Desktop gives you the ability to scroll faster through group messages to get to what you’re looking for. Chatting becomes so much easier and convenient without compromising on productivity!

Users can:

  • Choose to view all their chats in a list or in Groups
  • Search for specific conversations from the search bar
  • Search for a Contact to create a new chat
  • Find a contact by alphabetical grouping with the first letter of their name
  • View broadcast messages from Channels they subscribe to
  • Easily view chat histories

Our team is working hard to continuously improve BBM Desktop. Upgrade your favorite messaging app via Google Play or the App Store today and have fun using BBM Desktop beta in the meantime!

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BBM Messenger Lengkapi Versi Terbaru dengan Fitur Grup yang Lebih Besar, BBM Desktop Beta, Akun Resmi dan Berbagai Fitur Menarik Lainnya

Versi terbaru BBM Messenger sarat dengan perbaikan pada Grup, fitur yang telah dinanti-nantikan, seperti BBM Desktop beta, akun resmi, kemampuan berbagi dokumen yang lebih baik untuk Android, manajemen penyimpanan untuk iOs, dan banyak lagi. Pastikan untuk memperbarui aplikasi BBM Messenger pengguna hari ini melalui Google Play atau App Store.

 

Grup Lebih Baik dari Sebelumnya: mampu menampung anggota enam kali lipat lebih banyak, terdapat status “D” dan “R”

300 Group ENGrup biasanya dibatasi hingga 50 orang. Kini, grup dapat menampung 300 anggota, enam kali lebih banyak untuk pengguna Android and iOS! Setiap kali pengguna membuat Grup baru di BBM versi terbaru, pengguna akan mendapatkan pilihan untuk tetap menggunakan pengaturan versi sebelumnya, dengan kapasitas 50 orang, atau pengaturan baru, dengan kapasitas 300 orang.

Kini grup juga akan memiliki catatan tentang status terkirim (D) dan dibaca (R) untuk setiap anggota dalam grup. Ketika anggota grup mengirim pesan, mereka akan dapat melihat siapa yang telah menerima pesan dan siapa yang telah membacanya. Untuk melihat status, tekan lama pesan yang dikirim oleh pengguna pada halaman obrolan dan pilih Info.

Fitur baru notifikasi ini meningkatkan interaksi grup, karena kini pengirim akan mengetahui siapa yang telah melihat dan membaca pesan mereka.

 

BBM Desktop Beta Memperluas Potensi Obrolan

BBM Desktop ENBBM mengumumkan bahwa versi ini menandai peluncuran BBM Desktop beta untuk pengguna Android, memperluas obrolan mereka ke desktop sehingga mereka dapat mengobrol dengan lancar di semua jenis perangkat. Untuk saat ini, BBM Desktop beta hanya akan tersedia untuk beberapa pengguna tertentu.

Untuk menggunakan BBM Desktop beta:

  1. Pengguna Android tertentu akan melihat ikon BBM desktop pada tab “Me”.
  2. Klik tautan untuk membuka barcode scanner.
  3. Buka web.bbmessaging.com di desktop dan scan barcode.

Jika pengguna tidak melihat ikon “Desktop” pada BBM, tidak perlu khawatir, BBM akan segera meluncurkan versi lengkap untuk seluruh pengguna dan akan segera memberi tahu pengguna segera setelah versi tersebut siap digunakan.

Di Desktop beta, pengguna dapat:

  • Memilih untuk melihat semua obrolan mereka dalam daftar atau Grup
  • Mencari obrolan tertentu dari bilah penelusuran
  • Mencari Kontak untuk membuat obrolan baru
  • Menemukan kontak berdasarkan atas abjad dengan huruf pertama dari nama mereka
  • Melihat pesan yang disiarkan dari Saluran langganan mereka

BBM akan terus menguji fitur baru yang sangat menarik ini dalam beberapa minggu ke depan, mengatasi semua masalah dan mempersiapkan untuk tampilan prima.

 

Memperkenalkan Akun Resmi untuk Indonesia

Official Account IDDalam versi terbaru ini, BBM juga dengan bangga meluncurkan Akun Resmi, yang menyediakan cara mudah bagi mitra BBM untuk berkumpul dan berinteraksi dengan audiens atau pengikut mereka. Brand, bisnis, dan bahkan selebriti kini dapat menyesuaikan pesan mereka ke pengguna yang berlangganan akun mereka, memberi mereka kontrol lebih besar dalam hal bagaimana mereka ingin menargetkan dan menjangkau pengikut mereka.

Fitur ini tersedia pada Android dan iOS, dan saat ini hanya tersedia untuk Indonesia.

Untuk Brand, Akun Resmi memungkinkan mereka untuk menyediakan konten secara tepat waktu dan bernilai tambah, seperti, kontes, kode promosi, dan materi pemasaran, kepada konsumen dan pelanggan mereka. Bisnis juga dapat memanfaatkan Akun Resmi sebagai alat untuk mengirim pesan otomatis untuk komunikasi internal. Selebriti dapat dengan mudah terlibat dan meng-update fans mereka tentang aktivitasnya, mengunggah foto dan video, menginformasikan jadwal pertemuan dengan fans, meluncurkan single, album, drama atau film terbaru.

Cara bergabung dengan Akun Resmi sebagai pengguna:

  • Dari tab Kontak, klik “Akun Resmi”
  • Bergabung dengan Akun Resmi apa pun dengan mengklik ikon ‘+’

Pengguna akan mulai menerima update, pesan, dan konten/postingan dari Akun Resmi, dan dapat berkomentar, menyukai konten/posts dan berbagi dengan kontak BBM pengguna.

 

Untuk Android: Berbagi Lebih Banyak Dokumen, Tampilkan Paket Stiker

Sharing Document ENPengguna Android kini dapat berbagi jenis dokumen apa pun lebih cepat melalui obrolan 1:1 dan Grup. Dalam obrolan 1:1, ini adalah peningkatan dari yang telah ada sebelumnya sehingga pengguna dapat mengirim dan menerima PDF, file Microsoft office, RAR dan file ZIP, bahkan ke pengguna versi lama BBM. Selama pengirim memiliki BBM terbaru, file akan diproses.

Berbagi dokumen dalam grup adalah fitur baru. Pengguna dapat berbagi jenis dokumen apa pun dalam Grup, namun semua anggota grup harus memperbarui versi BBM mereka dengan versi terbaru untuk menerima dokumen yang dikirim.

Untuk pengguna Android, ketika pengguna mendapatkan stiker BBM, pengguna dapat memberi tahu teman dan keluarga untuk melihat contoh. Setiap kali pengguna mengunduh paket stiker baru, kini pengguna memiliki opsi untuk berbagi preview pada timeline. Klik OK, dan BBM akan mengurus sisanya.

 

Untuk iOS: Kelola Penyimpanan, Panggil dari Kontak, Tanggapi Lebih Cepat

Storage Management ENMengirim foto, GIF, pesan suara video dan dokumen dalam obrolan pengguna dapat menghabiskan banyak ruang penyimpanan setelah beberapa saat. Kini, pengguna iOS dapat mengelola penyimpanan berdasarkan atas jenis konten dalam obrolan individu (seperti yang telah dapat dilakukan pengguna Android sejak rilis bulan lalu). Buka Pengaturan > Penggunaan Data dan Penyimpanan > Penggunaan Penyimpanan, di mana pengguna dapat melihat obrolan yang diurutkan berdasarkan ruang yang mereka konsumsi (terbesar di atas). Pilih obrolan untuk melihat rinciannya dan putuskan apa yang harus disimpan dan apa yang harus dihapus dari daftar.

Versi BBM terbaru lebih terintergrasi dengan aplikasi iOS awal penggguna. Kini pengguna dapat melakukan panggilan BBM Voice dan Video dari Kontak. Cukup pilih kontak, dan tekan lama panggilan atau ikon video, dan pilih BBM.

Pengguna tentu melihat notifikasi BBM yang muncul di bagian atas layar ketika menerima pesan. Sekarang, notifikasi sudah menjadi lebih pintar. Kini pengguna dapat melihat pesan, membalas dengan cepat atau mematikan semua dari bar notifikasi –tanpa harus membuka BBM. Saat notifikasi muncul, ketuk untuk membuka opsi baru.

 

Ubah Tampilan BBMoji! Akses Baru Tab “Me”

Pengguna Android dan iOS kini dapat memperbarui stiker BBMoji pribadi mereka, mengedit apa yang sudah dimiliki pengguna, atau menambahkan selfie baru. Membuat perubahan lebih cepat dari sebelumnya, karena pengguna sekarang dapat mengakses BBMoji dari tab “Me”. Pada tab “Me”, cukup klik BBMoji untuk mengganti selfie lama pengguna dengan yang baru.

 

Pesan Sibuk Baru dan Nada di Layar Panggilan

Uninterrupted Call ENJika pengguna menelepon seseorang yang sedang melakukan/menerima panggilan pada BBM, kini pengguna akan melihat pesan dan mendengar nada di layar panggilan. Sebelumnya, panggilan yang sibuk akan mengirim pengguna kembali ke layar obrolan dengan pesan umum yang menyatakan bahwa penerima sibuk. Sekarang, pengguna berada di antarmuka panggilan (call interface), dan BBM akan memberi tahu pengguna bahwa kontaknya sedang melakukan/menerima panggilan lain. Peningkatan ini tersedia pada versi BBM di Android dan iOS.

Semua peningkatan ini hanyalah peningkatan utama yang disorot BBM. Pastikan untuk meningkatkan aplikasi BBM Anda melalui Google Play atau App Store hari ini untuk mendapatkan peningkatan selanjutnya. Nantikan rilis berikut yang akan segera hadir!

BBM Packs Latest Release with Bigger, Better Groups, BBM Desktop Beta, Official Accounts and Lots More!

Our latest release is packed with improvements to Groups, highly anticipated features such as BBM Desktop beta and Official Accounts, enhanced document sharing for Android, storage management for iOS, and lots more. Be sure to upgrade today via Google Play or the App Store to get the latest, greatest BBM. And read on for all the details.

Groups Are Better Than Ever: 6X members, “D” and “R” status

300 Group ENGroups used to be limited to 50 people. Now, they can fit 300—that’s six times more—for both Android and iOS users! Anytime you create a new Group in the latest BBM, you’ll have the option to choose the old 50-person limit, or the new 300-person limit.

Groups will also now have delivered (D) and read (R) status notes for each member in the group. When anyone in the group sends a message, they’ll be able to see who has received the message, and who’s read it. To view the status, long-tap the message you sent on the chat page and select Info.

This new notification enhances group interaction, since senders will now know who’s seen and read their messages.

BBM Desktop Beta Extends Chat Potential

BBM Desktop ENWe’re thrilled to announce that this release kicks off the rollout of BBM Desktop beta for Android users, extending their chat to the desktop, so that they can chat seamlessly across devices. For now, BBM Desktop beta will only be available to selected users.

If you don’t see the Desktop icon in your BBM, rest assured that we’ll roll out the full version to everyone very soon—and will let you know as soon as we do!

In the Desktop beta, users can:

  • Choose to view all their chats in a list or in Groups
  • Search for specific conversations from the search bar
  • Search for a Contact to create a new chat
  • Find a contact by alphabetical grouping with the first letter of their name
  • View broadcast messages from Channels they subscribe to

We’ll be busy testing this exciting new feature of BBM in the coming weeks, working out all the kinks and making it ready for prime time. So, stay tuned!

Introducing Official Accounts for Indonesia

In this new release, we’re also proudly launching Official Accounts, which provides a convenient way for BBM partners to gather and interact with their audience or followers. Brands, businesses and even celebrities are now able to customize their messages to users who subscribe to their accounts, giving them increased control over how they wish to target and reach out to their followers.

This feature is on both Android and iOS, and is available exclusively for the Indonesian market, for now.

For Brands, Official Accounts enable them to provide timely and value-added content such as contests, promotional codes and marketing materials to their consumers and patrons. Businesses can also utilize Official Accounts as a default messaging tool for internal communications. Celebrities can easily engage and update fans on their activities, post photos and videos, promote fan meetings, single or album releases, and new drama or movie releases.

How to Join Official Accounts as a user:

  • From the Contacts tab, click on ‘Official Accounts’
  • Join any Official Account by clicking the ‘+’ icon

You will start receiving updates, messages and posts from the Official Account, and you can comment, like and share with your BBM contacts.

 

For Android: Share More Documents, Show Off Sticker Packs

Sharing Document ENAndroid users can now share any type of document faster via both 1:1 and Group chats. In 1:1 chats, it’s an improvement on what we had before, so you can send and receive PDFs, Microsoft office files, RAR and ZIP files—even to users on older versions of BBM. As long as the sender has the today’s release, the files will go through.

Document sharing in Groups is a new feature. You can also share any type of document in Groups, but it’s not backwards compatible, so everyone in the group will need to upgrade to receive the files.

Also for Android users, next time you get new BBM stickers, you can let your friends and family see a sample! Whenever you download a new sticker pack, you’ll now have the option to share a preview on your timeline. Click OK, and we’ll take care of the rest.

 

For iOS: Manage Storage, Call from Contacts, Respond Faster

Storage Management ENSending photos, GIFs, video voice messages, and documents in your chats can eat up a lot of storage space after a while. Now, iOS users can manage storage by the type of content in individual chats (like Android users have been able to since last month’s release). Go to Settings > Data and Storage usage > Storage Usage, where you’ll see your chats sorted by the space they consume (largest on top). Select a chat to see a breakdown and decide what to keep and what to delete from the list.

The latest BBM version integrates even more with your native iOS apps. Now you can make BBM Voice and Video calls from Contacts. Just select a contact, and long-press the call or video icon, and select BBM.

You know the BBM notifications that appear at the top of your screen when you get a message? Well, they just got smarter. Now you can view messages, reply quickly or mute all from the notification bar—without having to open your BBM. When a notification appears, tap it to reveal your new options.

 

Easily Give Your BBMoji a Makeover! New Me Tab Access

Both Android and iOS users can now update their personalized BBMoji stickers, editing what you already have, or adding a new selfie. Making changes is even faster than before, because you can now access BBMoji from the Me tab. On the Me tab, just click BBMoji to replace your old selfie with a new one.

 

New Busy Message and Tone on Call Screen

Uninterrupted Call ENIf you happen to call someone who’s already on a BBM call, you’ll now see a message and hear a tone on the call screen. Previously, a busy call would close and send you back to chat screen with a generic message announcing the recipient was busy. Now, you stay in the call interface, and BBM tells you that your contact is on another call. This improvement is live on both Android and iOS versions of BBM.

These improvements are just the big ones that we’re highlighting. Be sure to upgrade your favorite messaging app via Google Play or the App Store today to get the rest of the improvements. Stay tuned for the next release coming soon!

BBM Rolls Out DiscoverTV to Users in 28 More Markets Globally

DTV-1With the successful launch of DiscoverTV in South Africa and Nigeria last year, BBM is excited to roll out DiscoverTV to an additional 28 markets* globally. DiscoverTV is a mobile streaming service that allows BBM users to watch a wide variety of award-winning short form shows.

Located within the BBM Discover menu, DiscoverTV offers BBM users unlimited viewing hours of free video content from 15 unique channels** that include sports, games, food, celebrities, animals, kids, music, travel and more.

It doesn’t matter if you are a sports fanatic – soccer, cricket, F1, extreme sports – cooking or car enthusiast, animal or planet lover, penchant for music or travel, DiscoverTV is for everyone of all ages. So there’s no excuse to miss the entertainment!

BBM users can stream DiscoverTV anywhere, be it over WiFi or your mobile network. Anyone can simply download BBM for free via the App Store or Google Play, register your details and explore content and services within the Discover menu. This easy-to-use interface that is integrated into BBM Discover means it’s never been easier to enjoy the best entertainment wherever you are.

* DiscoverTV is available to BBM users in:

Bahrain, Canada, China, Colombia, Egypt, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Oman, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sudan, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela, Vietnam

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  • KidsTV: KidsTV is the ultimate destination for the family when it comes to mobile entertainment and edutainment. Experience all the fun and adventure with engaging cartoons that will have your little ones coming back for more. 
  • GamesTV: Push play and get the best round-up of the latest video game news, reviews, previews, trailers, walkthroughs and more. 
  • AnimalTV: Take a scroll on the wild side with AnimalTV! From cute and cuddly cats to 18-foot-long crocs… this channel is dedicated to animals and the people who love them.
  • PlanetTV: The home of exclusive videos showcasing our amazing planet. PlanetTV will bring you the amazing world of Earth like you’ve never seen before.
  • SportsTV: From football to F1, cricket to cycling, boxing to basketball, extreme sports to e-Sports… SportsTV is a one-stop shop for die-hard sports fans.
  • SoccerTV: Score with SoccerTV as we bring you all the breaking news, highlights, interviews, behind the scenes footage, match previews, reviews and team stats for the EPL and major European tournaments. This is your home of soccer!
  • WorldCupTV: The ultimate World Cup preview showcasing the 32 competing teams, profiling the players to watch and all the developments and excitement leading into the biggest television event of 2018.
  • CricketTV: Receive professional cricket coaching that the world’s best has to offer from the likes of Gary Kirsten, AB de Villiers and friends. Learn to master the pull shot and the cover drive. Master the art of the Yorker or get mentally prepared for the battle that awaits you. Our coaches will guide you to the very top and let you gain an advantage over your opponents.
  • ExtremeTV: Every story is an adventure on ExtremeTV! Get your heart racing and experience incredible action videos coupled with mind-blowing landscapes from the world of extreme sports.
  • CarTV: Start your engines and fuel your entertainment with CarsTV! Motorheads will be fully engaged with an exciting mix of everything from the most desirable to the most unusual of vehicles.
  • CelebTV: CelebTV brings you up-close and personal with your favourite TV and movie stars. Grab your popcorn and be entertained as we bring the red carpet to your mobile phone.
  • FoodTV: Food TV is the ultimate destination for foodies. Satisfy your cravings with video recipes, tips & tricks and interviews with your favourite chefs.
  • MusicTV: Watch the Latest Music Videos by Your Favorite local and international Artists.
  • TravelTV: Explore some of the most interesting locations on the planet, without ever leaving your couch! TravelTV offers viewers the opportunity to share in our hosts’ journey, taking in the local landscape and learning about an area’s unique culture.
  • 2nachekiTV: Home of the Top 10 of everything and anything in Africa, 2nachekiTV covers every aspect of African life from dancers, musicians, politicians, singers and more. Our channel offers great insight into the most diverse continent on the planet.
  • WatchMojoTV: Watch new and amazing Top 10 lists every day of the week on all the topics you care the most about: Movies, Video Games, Music, Pop Culture, everything!

BBM Perkenalkan Akun Resmi untuk Merek, Bisnis dan Selebriti

BBM hari ini (21/5) mengumumkan bahwa Akun Resmi dalam BBM telah diluncurkan di Indonesia.

Akun Resmi BBM adalah fitur yang memungkinkan mitra BBM, seperti merek, bisnis, dan bahkan selebriti, mengirim pesan langsung ke pengguna BBM, yang telah menambahkan atau berlangganan akun mereka sebagai “kontak”. Layanan baru itu memberi pesan pendek kepada pengguna secara seketika yang muncul melalui push notification, yang berarti mitra bisa mendapatkan sejumlah besar pengguna yang akan melihat pesan mereka.

Untuk Merek, Akun Resmi memungkinkan mereka menyediakan konten yang tepat dan bernilai lebih, seperti, kontes, kode promosi dan materi pemasaran kepada pelanggan mereka. Bisnis dapat memanfaatkan Akun Resmi sebagai alat pesan otomatis untuk komunikasi internal. Selebriti juga dapat dengan mudah meng-update dan melibatkan penggemar dalam kegiatan mereka, menayangkan video dan foto, mempromosikan jadwal pertemuan dengan penggemar, peluncuran single atau album, dan peluncuran drama atau film baru.

Akun Resmi memberikan mitra kendali lebih besar dalam menyasar, mengolah pesan dan menjangkau pelanggan mereka secara langsung.

Pada saat diluncurkan, pengguna dapat berlangganan berbagai akun, mulai dari olahraga dan merek konsumen, seperti, NBA, Pepsodent, berita, hiburan, serta tempat belanja, seperti, Liputan6.com, Bola.com, Bintang.com, BBM Shopping dan WebComics. Melalui penambahan akun sebagai kontak, pengguna BBM dapat menerima informasi secara berkala terkait promosi khusus, kupon, dan berita terkini serta program olahraga.

Fitur ini tersedia di Android serta iOS, dan saat ini hanya tersedia di pasar Indonesia.
Cara bergabung dengan Akun Resmi sebagai pengguna:

  • Dari tab Kontak, klik “Akun Resmi”
  • Bergabung dengan Akun Resmi dengan mengklik ikon ‘+’

Pengguna akan mulai mendapatkan pesan dan konten terbaru dari Akun Resmi, dan dapat memberikan komentar, “like” dan “share” dengan kontak BBM mereka.

Tim BBM bekerja penuh semangat dengan para mitra untuk memberikan lebih banyak Akun Resmi. Jadi, tingkatkan terus aplikasi pesan favorit Anda melalui Google Play atau App Store hari ini dan tetap pantau Akun Resmi di tab kontak Anda!

BBM Introduces Official Accounts for Brands, Businesses and Celebrities

We’re thrilled to announce the introduction of BBM Official Accounts in Indonesia!

BBM Official Accounts is a feature that allows BBM partners, such as brands, businesses and even celebrities to send messages directly to BBM users who have added or subscribed to their account as a ‘contact’. This new service alerts users instantly through push notifications, meaning BBM partners can expect a high number of users viewing their messages.

For Brands, Official Accounts enable them to provide timely and value-added content such as contests, promotional codes and marketing materials to their customers. For Businesses can utilize Official Accounts as a default messaging tool for internal communications. Celebrities can also easily engage and update fans on their activities, post photos and videos, promote fan meetings, single or album releases, and new drama or movie releases.

Official Accounts give partners increased control over how they wish to target, customize their messages and directly reach their customers or followers in real-time.

At launch, users will be able to subscribe to a variety of accounts from sports and consumer brands such as the NBA, Pepsodent, and other news, entertainment and shopping entities like Liputan 6, Bola.com, Bintang.com, BBM Shopping and WebComics. By adding these accounts as contacts, BBM users are able to receive timely information on special promotions, coupons, as well as the latest updates on news and sports programs.

This feature is on both Android and iOS, and is available exclusively for the Indonesian market, for now.

How to Join Official Accounts as a user:

  • From the Contacts tab, click on ‘Official Accounts’
  • Join any Official Account by clicking the ‘+’ icon

Users will start receiving updates, messages and posts from the Official Account, and can comment, like and share with their BBM contacts.

Our team is working zealously with partners to bring you more Official Accounts, so upgrade your favorite messaging app via Google Play or the App Store today and keep checking the Official Accounts in your contacts tab!

Kuis BBM #BarengBarengMelek

Dalam rangka menyambut Bulan Ramadhan, BBM mengadakan kuis #BarengBarengMelek dengan hadiah 1 Buah Handphone Samsung A8 dan voucher DANA total 2 Juta Rupiah bagi 10 pemenang.

Caranya:

  1. Follow semua social media BBM (Instagram @BBM_IDN, Twitter @BBM_IDN dan facebook BBM.IDN).
  2. Buat video dokumentasi bedug keliling saat sahur atau buat video bedug ramadhan versi kamu sendiri sekreatif mungkin, lalu upload pada instagram pribadi masing-masing dengan caption yang menarik dan tambahkan hashtag #BarengBarengMelek.
  3. Tag dan mention akun instagram @BBM_IDN. Pastikan akun instagram kamu tidak di private.

Syarat dan Ketentuan:
– Pemenang akan dipilih oleh Tim BBM.
– Kontes akan diadakan pada tanggal 21 Mei 2018-26 Mei 2018.
– Pemenang kontes akan diumumkan pada tanggal 27 Mei 2018 pada instagram @BBM_IDN dan facebook BBM (https://www.facebook.com/bbm.idn)
– Pemenang harus mengirimkan data diri yang diminta melalui instagram @BBM_IDN maksimal 3 hari dari pengumuman dan akan di gugurkan serta digantikan dengan kontestan lain apabila tidak mengirimkan data diri melebihi batas waktu yang diminta.
– BBM berhak menggunakan material dalam hal ini video dokumentasi yang dikirimkan oleh peserta.
– BBM berhak mengubah sewaktu-waktu pemenang serta segala bentuk syarat dan kondisi dalam kontes, tanpa pemberitahuan terlebih dahulu.
– Keputusan juri adalah mutlak dan tidak dapat diganggu gugat.

 

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PEMENANG KUIS #BarengBarengMelek

  • Pemenang Handphone Samsung A8

yusufhadikurniawan https://www.instagram.com/yusufhadikurniawan/

  • Pemenang Voucher DANA:

1. riejulianto18 https://www.instagram.com/riejulianto18/
2. arikazza5 https://www.instagram.com/arikazza5/
3. may_wahyudi0911 https://www.instagram.com/may_wahyudi0911/
4. ononknegara https://www.instagram.com/ononknegara/
5. bb_utama https://www.instagram.com/bb_utama/
6. dediriyadi610 https://www.instagram.com/dediriyadi610/
7. kiting_23700https://www.instagram.com/kiting_23700/
8. bams10_ https://www.instagram.com/bams10_/
9. fajardawnvirgo https://www.instagram.com/fajardawnvirgo/
10.ahmadfarendy (https://www.instagram.com/ahmadfarendy/)

 

Harap memberikan data diri berupa:

  • Nama akun Instagram
  • Nama Lengkap (Sesuai KTP)
  • Foto KTP/Kartu Keluarga
  • Foto NPWP
  • Alamat
  • No HP
  • Pin BBM

Data diri ditunggu sampai dengan tanggal 30 Mei 2018 pukul 17.00 WIB melalui direct message (DM) Instagram @BBM_IDN. Jika melewati tanggal yang sudah ditentukan, maka akan di hapus dari list pemenang kuis #BarengBarengMelek.

Dengerin Terus Motion Radio 97.5 FM Buat Menangin Jutaan Rupiah dari BBM Bagi-Bagi Money!

Menyambut Bulan suci Ramadhan 1439H, mulai 14 Mei 2018 bakalan ada kuis BBM Bagi-Bagi Money berhadiah jutaan Rupiah.

Caranya gampang banget:

  1. Download BBM dan aktifkan DANA di handphone kamu
  2. Upload screenshot bukti download aplikasi BBM dan aktifasi DANA tadi di Instagram Story atau Twitter dengan mention @motion975fm dan @BBM
  3. Jawab pertanyaan yang ada di IG dan Twitter @Motion975fm
  4. Dengerin terus Motion Radio 97.5 FM tiap hari Jumat di program “Dagienk Vena in Motion” dan “Pulang Kantor Bareng Genda dan Arien”

Syarat dan Ketentuan:

  1. Pemenang akan dipilih oleh Tim Motion Radio 97.5 FM.
  2. Kontes diadakan setiap minggu mulai 14 Mei 2018 – 8 Juni 2018.
  3. Pemenang kontes akan diumumkan setiap hari Jumat di program “Dagienk Vena in Motion” dan “Pulang Kantor Bareng Genda dan Arien”
  4. Jika kamu beruntung menjadi salah satu pemenang, kamu harus mengirimkan data diri melalui email di social-media@bbmtek.com dengan format berikut:

Subject email:

Pemenang Quiz Motion x BBM (Minggu 1/2/3/4)

Body/isi Email:

Nama:

Email:

Phone:

PIN BBM:

  1. Bagi yang sudah memiliki KTP dan NPWP, mohon sertakan juga foto atau scan kedua kartu tersebut dalam email ini. Jika belum memiliki, kamu bisa menyertakan foto atau scan KTP dan NPWP salah satu dari orang tua kamu.
  2. Pemenang harus mengirimkan data tersebut maksimal 3 hari setelah pengumuman dan akan di gugurkan serta digantikan dengan kontestan lain apabila tidak mengirimkan data diri melebihi batas waktu yang diminta.
  3. Keputusan juri adalah mutlak dan tidak dapat digangu gugat.

 

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Billaway and BBM Bring BBM Rewards to Users in the Middle East

BBM Users in Saudi Arabia and UAE Can Earn Free Mobile Airtime by Responding to Surveys

Singapore, May 14, 2018 – Following the successful launch with BBM across seven countries in South Africa, the U.S. and Canada, Malaysia, Nigeria, Singapore and the United Kingdom, Billaway, today extends BBM Rewards to Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

BBM users across these two territories can now earn free mobile airtime via BBM Rewards when they provide opinions in surveys and redeem offers. To participate in the service, the user simply clicks on ‘Rewards’ in the BBM Discover menu within BBM, completes the surveys and redeem offers to earn credits, and then exchanges the credits for free mobile airtime.

The technology used for this service relies on Billaway’s marketing platform, which can be integrated seamlessly into any mobile application. BBM Rewards enables market research firms, polls and survey companies to seek consumer insights on a variety of topics such as sports, beauty, politics, food, technology and more.

According to the GSM Association[1], the GCC region has a high mobile data adoption rate at 76%, and smartphone adoption rate is expected to reach 78% by 2020. Mobile data usage per subscriber per month is projected to grow 12 folds from 1 GB to 11.6 GB per subscriber, per month by 2022.

“We are pleased to extend our partnership with BBM and bring Rewards to the Middle East. With BBM Rewards, we are not only offering more value to BBM users but we are simultaneously making their mobile bills more affordable as they consume more mobile data,” said Charnsin Tulyasathien, COO of Billaway.

“Over the past year, we’ve been adding a ton of new, locally relevant content to the BBM Discover menu to serve the diverse palates of our users in the Middle East,” said Matthew Talbot, CEO of Creative Media Works, the company, which operates and runs BBM Consumer globally. “Our partnership with Billaway represents the best of both worlds for our users, as they increase their content and mobile data consumption within BBM, they are also rewarded with the option to reduce the cost of their monthly mobile bill as they need it.”

*BBM is available on the App Store and Google Play for free download.

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About Billaway
Billaway, a cloud-based marketing technology platform that seamlessly enables the conversion of global currencies, earned by consumers through their everyday activities, directly into free mobile airtime and/or free mobile data. Billaway’s turnkey integration connects mobile operators with advertisers and brands. This creates a more meaningful relationship with their customers. It also enables the consumer to save more on their bills without being exposed to offers, which have no relevance in their lives. The company is based in New York City and operates in multiple countries. For more information, go to www.billawayglobal.com

[1] “The Mobile Economy – Middle East and North Africa 2017”, GSM Association

Buat pantun sederhana versi kamu dalam kontes #BarengBarengMulai – menangin hadiah total Rp. 5,000,000!

Buat pantun sederhana versi kamu dalam kontes #BarengBarengMulai – menangin hadiah total Rp. 5juta!
Ramadhan datang! Dalam rangka menyambut bulan suci Ramadhan, BBM Indonesia mau bagi-bagi hadiah total 5 juta rupiah untuk 20 orang pemenang yang beruntung.
Caranya :
Syarat dan Ketentuan:
  • Pemenang akan dipilih oleh Tim BBM.
  • Kontes akan diadakan pada tangal 11 Mei 2018-13 Mei 2018.
  • Pemenang kontes akan diumumkan pada tanggal 14 Mei 2018 pada halaman facebook BBM (https://www.facebook.com/bbm.idn)
  • Pemenang harus mengirimkan data diri yang diminta melalui inbox facebook BBM maksimal 3 hari dari pengumuman dan akan di gugurkan serta digantikan dengan kontestan lain apabila tidak mengirimkan data diri melebihi batas waktu yang diminta.
  • BBM berhak menggunakan material dalam hal ini berupa pantun, yang dikirimkan oleh peserta.
  • BBM berhak mengubah sewaktu-waktu segala bentuk syarat dan kondisi dalam kontes, tanpa pemberitahuan terlebih dahulu.
  • Keputusan juri adalah mutlak dan tidak dapat digangu gugat.
Contoh:
BBM #BarengBarengMulai
Jalan-jalan ke pasar minggu.
Pulangnya makan kentang.
Ini dia yang kita tunggu.
Bulan Ramadhan telah datang.
Pantunnya harus buatan kamu sendiri ya!
Good luck Sahabat BBM!
BarengBarengMulai

Pemenang Kuis Pantun Sederhana #BarengBarengMulai

Terima kasih atas partisipasi Sahabat BBM di kuis Pantun Sederhana #BarengBarengMulai.

Berikut adalah pemenangnya:

1. Wafa Andharu https://www.facebook.com/Wafa.Andharu21
2. Novitta Dewi https://www.facebook.com/novieyanuar
3. Widya Rarasati https://www.facebook.com/widya.rarasati
4. Sharina Rafy https://www.facebook.com/sharina.rafy
5. Hendriansah Prastyo https://www.facebook.com/hendriansah.prastyo1
6. Fiyan https://www.facebook.com/09MY.Amalia.19170
7. Rayza Teguh Prastiyo https://www.facebook.com/rezajomez.jomez
8. Bhayer Keepsmileforall https://www.facebook.com/bhayerkeepsmileforall
9. Ashhab Excavator https://www.facebook.com/ashhab.skill
10. Warsa Sumantri https://www.facebook.com/warsa.sumantri1
11. Ananda S https://www.facebook.com/ananda.s.35977
12. Kamira Imuetz https://www.facebook.com/kamira.siimuet
13. Rie Julianto https://www.facebook.com/arie.azzha.94
14. Hilman Hilim https://www.facebook.com/hilman.williams.1
15. Liisa Shm https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100012043814984
16. Azzahra Rizky Azqia https://www.facebook.com/azzahrarizky.azqia
17. Meitasari Wahyuningrum https://www.facebook.com/meitasari.wahyuningrum.31
18. Rochman Febry https://www.facebook.com/rochman.febry
19. WalLs https://www.facebook.com/syawal.syawal.31924
20. Coyo https://www.facebook.com/mascoynft

 

Bagi para pemenang harap mengirim data diri melalui inbox facebook BBM (https://www.facebook.com/bbm.idn/)  berupa NAMA, FOTO KTP/KARTU IDENTITAS LAINNYA, NPWP, PIN BBM, NO HP.

Data diterima paling lambat 17 Mei 2018 dan akan diganti dengan pemenang baru apabila tidak memberikan data yang diminta sesuai dengan waktu yang ditentukan.