BBM Bersama CIAYO Comics Luncurkan Layanan Comics di Indonesia

Lebih dari 170 komik terkenal seperti Si Juki, Rumah Mice, Patrick Jonbray, dan Si Nopal telah tersedia di aplikasi BBM

Jakarta, 31 Oktober 2018 – BBM dan CIAYO Comics hari ini mengumumkan kerjasama untuk meluncurkan layanan BBM Comics untuk pengguna Indonesia. Saat ini telah tersedia 170 judul komik digital yang dibuat oleh para illustrator Indonesia dan akan terus meningkat hingga 300 judul komik digital hingga akhir tahun ini.

Penggemar komik dapat menemukan layanan Comics di dalam BBM tab DANA. Saat memasuki menu Beranda, pengguna BBM langsung melihat berbagai rekomendasi komik di Pilihan Editor, Rilisan Baru untuk melihat edisi terbaru komik dan Segera Rilis untuk melihat jadwal komik yang akan tersedia di BBM Comics.

Di dalam menu Komik, pengguna BBM dapat mencari komik favorit mereka, yang terdiri dari 8 genre – romance, comedy, horror, slice of life, drama, action dan special. Koleksi komik selalu diperbarui secara berkala, sebagian besar dilakukan setiap minggu oleh ilustrator terkenal seperti Muhammad ‘Mice’ Misrad dan Faza Meonk.

“Sejak menjadi bagian dari Emtek, BBM terus berfokus membangun dan menyediakan konten lokal untuk Indonesia,” kata Matthew Talbot, CEO Creative Media Works, perusahaan yang mengoperasikan dan menjalankan BBM Consumer secara global. “Kami telah bekerja dengan mitra lokal terbaik untuk mengembangkan konten dan layanan yang relevan secara lokal bagi pengguna BBM. Kerjasama kami dengan CIAYO Comics menandakan bahwa pengguna BBM dapat menikmati karya dari illustrator komik terbaik di Indonesia dan membagikan komik-komik favorit mereka bersama teman-teman mereka melalui BBM, baik itu chat personal ataupun dalam grup BBM.”

BBM yakin kerja sama dengan CIAYO Comics ini akan membawa antusiasme dan bakat baru bagi industri komik di negeri ini. Talbot merangkumnya “Bersama-sama kita menciptakan ekosistem yang hidup bagi ilustrator untuk menuangkan ide mereka ke dalam BBM Comics.”

Komik bertema khusus juga tersedia untuk merayakan berbagai acara spesial. Seperti dalam merayakan Halloween, BBM Comics menampilkan berbagai komik bertema horor dari illustrator lokal, seperti Ivone, kreator komik The Librarian yang berasal dari Tanjung Pinang, Kep. Riau. Para kreator juga diundang menjadi pembicara dalam pertemuan komunitas CIAYO Comics Connect sebagai platform para kreator komik untuk mengasah keahlian mereka dan menjadi kesempatan baik untuk memajukan industri komik Indonesia.

Borton Liew, CEO Ciayo Comics menyatakan kegembiraannya atas kerjasama ini, “Kemitraan strategis dengan BBM ini kami harapkan dapat membawa solusi yang baik bagi kedua pihak dan menambah nilai bagi para pengguna BBM dan stakeholders CIAYO Comics.”

*BBM tersedia di dalam App Store dan Google Play secara gratis

Tentang CIAYO Corp.

CIAYO Corp memulai bisnis pengembangan properti intelektual dari aplikasi komik digital, CIAYO Comics pada akhir 2016. CIAYO Comics menjadi platform komik digital pertama yang dikembangkan oleh orang Indonesia. CIAYO Corp juga memiliki studio pengembang game lokal, CIAYO Games dan berkolaborasi dengan studio animasi terkenal, Kumata Studio dan studio game populer, Agate Studio. CIAYO Games meluncurkan game mobile arcade berjudul “CHIPS: Monster Tap!” Yang berhasil menjadi finalis Kontes Game Indonesia oleh Google Play dan The BestMobile Game of the Year oleh Popcon Asia 2017. Bergerak ke media, CIAYO Corp. mengoperasikan Blog CIAYO yang membahas tren budaya pop terbaru dan telah menarik lebih dari 100.000 pembaca setiap bulan.

Makan di KFC dan Belanja di RAMAYANA Bisa Bayar Pakai BBM Loh!

Hi BBMers! 

Sudah pada tahu kan BBM versi terbaru ada fitur QR payment, membuat kamu bisa bayar dan belanja apapun tanpa repot mengeluarkan dompet dan ga perlu menyimpan uang receh kembalian. Dengan BBM, kamu bisa bertransaksi non-tunai lebih mudah & aman!

Caranya mudah, cukup masuk ke DANA Tab, dan pilih Pembayaran/Pay, lalu tunjukkan QR code kamu ke kasir untuk bayar belanjaan kamu. Lihat panduannya di bawah ini:

 

Saat ini kamu bisa menggunakan fitur QR Payment BBM untuk pembayaran pada outlet berikut: 

KFC 
• BANDARA SOEKARNO-HATTA TERM 2F
• BOGOR PAJAJARAN – Jl. Padjajaran No. 8 Bogor
• CEMPAKA PUTIH JAKARTA – jl. Cempaka Putih Raya No. 106
• CIKINI JAKARTA – Jl. Cikini Raya No. 119
• LA TERRACE – Jl.Raya Lenteng Agung
• KALIMALANG – JL INSPEKSI SALURAN KALIMALANG
• METROPOLITAN MALL – Jl.Sudirman Metrolitan Mall
• SALEMBA JAKARTA – Jl. Salemba Raya No.29
• STASIUN GAMBIR – Jl.Medan Merdeka Timur No.1
• KEMANGGISAN JAKARTA – Jl. Kebon Jeruk Raya No.08
• GUNAWARMAN JAKARTA
• TEBET RAYA JAKARTA
• KEMANG JAKARTA
• BINTARO SEKTOR 9 TANGERANG SELATAN

Ramayana (mulai 15 Oktober 2018)

• JABODETABEK

• Jawa Barat

• Jawa Tengah

• Jawa Timur (kecuali Malang dan Banyuwangi)

• Bali

• Makassar

Selamat berbelanja menggunakan dompet digital DANA di BBM dengan fitur QR payment!

Donasi Peduli NTB di BBM

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BBM bekerjasama dengan DANA, Bukalapak dan Yayasan Pundi Amal Peduli Kasih (YPP) mengajak masyarakat untuk memberikan donasi dalam program Peduli NTB.

Untuk seluruh pengguna BBM yang ingin memberikan donasi untuk para korban dan pengungsi gempa bumi yang terjadi di Nusa Tenggara Barat, beberapa waktu lalu, caranya mudah:

  1. Pilih menu “Peduli NTB” di pojok kanan atas di dalam Discovery
  2. Pilih voucher donasi yang kamu mau, mulai dari Rp10.000 hingga Rp500.000 (bisa donasi kelipatan)
  3. Tekan tombol “Beli Sekarang” untuk masuk ke menu pembayaran
  4. Pilih metode pembayaran yang kamu mau (transfer, kartu kredit atau Saldo DANA)
  5. Bayar sesuai dengan metode pembayaran, dan Kamu akan mendapatkan email notifikasi bukti pembayaran.
  6. Donasi “Peduli NTB” akan ditutup pada 31 Agustus 2018, pukul 23:59 WIB

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Donasi akan disalurkan bersama Yayasan Pundi Amal Peduli Kasih (YPP) untuk mengatasi kebutuhan para warga terdampak bencana dalam masa pemulihan dan kebutuhan dasar lainnya, seperti seperti akses air bersih, pakaian ganti, hingga dapur umum.

Sebagai bentuk transparansi, donatur dan pengguna BBM dapat melihat aktivitas distribusi bantuan melalui website YPP (www.ypp.co.id) dan Liputan6.com.

Panggilan Terakhir: Aktifkan DANA di BBM dan Coba Fitur Baru DANA KAGET di Group Chat untuk Menangkan Hadiah Voucher Total Rp17 Miliar!

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Apakah Anda telah mengaktifkan akun DANA di BBM? Jika sudah maka DANA dan BBM mengajak kamu untuk cobain DANA KAGET. Dalam rangka memperingati 73 Tahun Kemerdekaan Republik Indonesia, DANA di BBM meluncurkan fitur baru DANA KAGET. Langsung aktifkan akun DANA dan coba DANA KAGET sebelum 17 Agustus 2018 untuk memenangkan voucher DANA dengan total hadiah Rp17 miliar!

DANA KAGET atau Lucky Money merupakan salah satu fitur menarik di dalam BBM yang memungkinkan pengguna BBM Untuk berbagi saldo kepada rekan-rekan di dalam grup BBM-nya.  Untuk berpartisipasi dalam DANA KAGET, caranya cukup mudah:

  1. Install BBM di smartphone kamu dan aktifkan fitur DANA Segera
  2. Setelah aktif, top-up saldo kamu dan buat Group chat Bersama teman-teman kamu (pilih max.300 users)
  3. Dalam Chat Group, pilih icon “+” dan pilih “DANA KAGET/Lucky Money”
  4. Lakukan verifikasi dan nominal yang akan diberikan ke dalam grup BBM kamu

Syarat dan Ketentuan:

  • Semua pengguna DANA di aplikasi BBM akan menerima DANA KAGET voucher Rp10.000 yang hanya bisa digunakan untuk DANA KAGET
  • DANA KAGET voucher akan dikirim ke akun DANA secara otomatis dan hanya bisa dipakai untuk satu smartphone
  • DANA KAGET voucher hanya dapat digunakan untuk DANA KAGET
  • DANA KAGET voucher berlaku sampai dengan 14 hari dari voucher diterbitkan
  • DANA berhak, tanpa pemberitahuan sebelumnya, melakukan tindakan-tindakan yang diperlukan apabila diduga adanya tindakan kecurangan atau abusif dari pengguna
  • Apabila terjadi refund pada proses transaksi, maka voucher tidak dapat dikembalikan baik dalam bentuk voucher maupun uang
  • Promo ini hanya dapat digunakan di perangkat mobile/smartphone
  • DANA berhak untuk meminta identitas KTP dan Foto jika diperlukan untuk verifikasi
  • Syarat dan ketentuan dari promo ini dapat berubah sewaktu – waktu tanpa pemberitahuan sebelumnya

Dalam rangka menyambut Hari Kemerdekaan Indonesia, BBM juga memberikan berbagai hadiah kepada pengguna dengan kampanye #BebasinBebanMu. Aktifkan akun DANA kamu sekarang juga sebelum 17 Agustus 2018, dan mungkin Anda akan menjadi pemenang yang beruntung!

Eksklusif untuk Pengguna Indonesia: Rilis BBM Terbaru Berikan Layanan Asian Games di Discover, dan Menonton Vidio & Live TV Bersama Teman dalam Group Chat  

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Sebagai bentuk nyata dukungan terhadap Indonesia sebagai tuan rumah Asian Games 2018, kami berupaya keras menambahkan berbagai fitur baru yang menarik di BBM. Sebagian besar peningkatan layanan fokus membantu pengguna BBM di Indonesia untuk berpartisipasi dalam berbagai pertandingan olahraga yang akan dimulai pada 18 Agustus 2018. Di bawah ini detil berbagai fitur baru, jangan lupa untuk perbarui BBM kamu hari ini di Google Play atau di App Store.

Dapatkan Perkembangan Asian Games di BBM

Saat Indonesia terus bersiap untuk menjadi tuan rumah Asian Games di Jakarta dan Palembang untuk pertama kalinya sejak 56 tahun yang lalu — BBM juga bersiap untuk membantu Anda mengikuti perjalanan Indonesia dalam setiap langkahnya!

Layanan Baru Asian Games di Discover

Sebagai salah satu official broadcaster Asian Games bersama Emtek, sudah menjadi tugas kami memberikan Anda liputan komprehensif tentang acara olahraga ini. Dapatkan perkembangan berita dan video terbaru yang meliputi persiapan atlet, cuplikan pertandingan pilihan dan komentar setelah pertandingan. Anda juga akan mendapatkan perkembangan secara langsung tentang pertandingan olahraga yang sedang berlaga. Bagian terbaiknya adalah: Anda tidak perlu menonton televisi untuk menyaksikan pertandingan olahraga favorit. Anda dapat mengikuti pertandingan secara live streaming di BBM!

Untuk itu, segera gabung Channel Asian Games – BBM Sport dengan scan QR code berikut:

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Menonton Vidio, Live TV dan Asian Games Dalam Group Chat

Dengan ribuan pulau yang ada di Indonesia, kami menjembatani jarak dengan semua pengguna untuk menonton acara tv favorit, tayangan olahraga seperti Asian Games 2018 dan tayangan hiburan lainnya di dalam Group Chat (hingga 300 anggota). Anda bisa berbagi video dari Vidio atau Live TV dari laman Discover ke chat dengan orang lain ataupun group chat, sehingga semua orang dapat menyaksikan berbagai video dalam waktu bersamaan di dalam grup!

Layanan baru ini menciptakan ruang tamu virtual dimana Anda bersama teman dan keluarga dapat menyaksikan pertandingan secara langsung. Video akan muncul di layar atas, memungkinkan fleksibilitas yang lebih besar karena Anda dapat menonton dan memberikan dukungan untuk tuan rumah, secara bersamaan chat dengan teman Anda saat para atlet sedang beraksi untuk memberikan yang terbaik.

Untuk memulainya, pilih menu Asian Games dari Discover atau dari attachement panel di dalam layar chat . Pilih video yang Anda mau menonton bersama teman dalam layar chat, lalu pilih Send to Chat. Ini adalah cara sempurna untuk menonton dan mengekspresikan reaksi Anda dan teman secara langsung. Saksikan video panduannya di sini.

Menu DANA yang Baru di Discover Membuat Akses Lebih Cepat ke Layanan Pembayaran

Dalam rilis ini, kami membuat menu DANA yang baru di Discover dengan tombol pintas, membuat akses lebih cepat dan mudah untuk mendapatkan layanan spesifik. Desain terbaru ini akan lebih mudah terlihat saat Anda membuka Discover, dan juga menampilkan fitur promosi dan tawaran spesial terbaru di dalam banner khusus. Geser banner untuk melihat semua promosi yang dapat menghemat pengeluaran Anda seperti 50% cashback untuk voucher pulsa tertentu.

Bagi pengguna yang telah terdaftar, ketuk tanda panah di dekat tombol Balance untuk menuju laman DANA, atau tombol pintas yang baru untuk menuju berbagai fitur seperti Topup, Pulsa ataupun Pocket dengan lebih sedikit sentuhan.

Pengguna DANA baru? Cukup ketuk banner biru di atas laman Discover untuk memulai proses registrasi. Anda tidak akan menyesal untuk bergabung karena saat ini kami sedang mengadakan kompetisi dengan hadiah total hingga Rp17 miliar!

Itulah berbagai perkembangan terbaru BBM saat ini, silakan kembali lagi beberapa minggu ke depan untuk informasi rilis terbaru, dan jangan lupa download BBM hari ini juga di Google Play atau di App Store untuk menikmati keseruan Asian Games!

New BBM Release Adds 2nd Factor Authentication, Removes Message Length Limit, and a Suite of Tools for BBM Discover Partners

There’s something for everyone. In this latest release of BBM, we’ve packed in new features and enhancements for users, and added a suite of tools for BBM Discover’s partners, helping them access insights on their customer behaviors.

This release includes:

  • Removal of message length limit in Chat to a maximum of 24,000 characters
  • Implementation of 2nd Factor Authentication (2FA) for users who use Phone Number registration
  • New ‘Free’ Category in BBM Stickers for Android
  • Enhanced user feedback functions within BBM Video
  • Increased MPC invites acceptance period so your friends have longer time to accept!
  • New Analytics function in the Discover Menu to enhance consumers experience
  • Ad targeting for our brands for specific client version

Update to the latest version of BBM on Google Play or the App Store now!

Removal of message length limit in Chat to 24K characters maximum1

Users can now send secured long messages to their contacts in private chats and MPC. Instead of attaching files that might be sent with low fidelity across multiple devices, the text can now be pasted and sent as a text file, which is automatically truncated for easy reading.

Implementation of 2nd Factor Authentication (2FA) for users with Phone Number registration2

For users who’d previously registered BBM with their phone numbers, BBM security now gives you an additional boost with 2FA and the ability to receive one-time password (OTP) via SMS, preventing your BBM accounts from getting compromised in the event of a phishing attack.

How to use it:

  • For phone number registration users, enter phone number and password at Sign In
  • Confirm acceptance to receive OTP by SMS
  • Enter OTP on verification screen
  • User is signed in

New + ‘Free’ Category in BBM Stickers for Android3

Android users can now discover sticker content much easier than before! Upon clicking on the Sticker icon in the BBM Discover menu, users will now see the 2 new categories – New and Free stickers packs. Use these expressive illustrations to add colour and movement to your daily conversations!

Enhanced user feedback functions in BBM Video

BBM users can now ‘favourite’, leave comments on videos as well as reply to other video comments in an easy-to-read stackable format. BBM Video content creators will be able to engage directly with their fans to build and expand their social following.

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Increased MPC invites acceptance period so your friends have longer time to accept!5

Previously, MPC invites expire after three hours of the initial invite. We’ve now implemented a longer 7-day time period for invites to be accepted. No more missed or expired invites if you’re on holiday or out of the country on business!

New Analytics function in Discover Menu

Partners can now track the number of visitors and visits to the Discover menu, Stickers, Subscriptions, and Top Picks. Features include the ability to pull Discover menu reports and statistics to support partner engagements, marketing, sales and reporting.

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Ad targeting for specific client version 7

Ads can now be delivered to specific BBM client versions. Ad operations can precisely target a client version the BBM user is on to receive your ads. Discover Partner services that depend on a specific BBM client version will thus be able to purchase highly targeted advertising with their ads displayed only to a specific set of users.

We’re looking to add more exciting features and services in our January release. In the meantime, we’d love to hear your feedback on our new features! Share your comments with our team below.

My New Favorite BBM Feature – Apple Watch Support

BBM-AppleWatch1With the latest BBM release, we introduced many new exciting features, but my personal favorite is support for the Apple Watch.

As someone who relies on BBM for both work and personal messaging throughout the day, the ability to quickly read and respond to messages no matter the situation is really powerful.

Whether I am walking to or from meetings, working out at the gym or walking my dog, I am able to read and respond to messages in record time.

As tech website Boosh noted in its post BBM Beats WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger to the Apple Watch, BBM is one of the first messaging apps available for the Apple Watch.

(BBM also works on Android Wear smartwatches, too – read more here.)

Both at home and in the office, I am able to leave my phone on the desk or plugged into charge while keeping up with conversations on my wrist.

I also like using BBM on the Apple Watch during lunch or dinner, as I can discreetly read and reply to messages without offending the people I’m with – especially when someone’s instituted a “no phone at the table” rule. I can say I’m “just checking the time.”

With BBM on the Apple Watch, I can:

  • Read notifications for new messages
  • Reply to messages with canned replies (e.g., Ok, Yes, No, etc.), emojis, or voice dictation
  • Send new messages to one of my open chats

BBM is for active conversations where messages are delivered and read within seconds. Apple Watch support further enables that by allowing users to read and reply to friends, family and colleagues faster than ever.

Important update for Android BBM users

Earlier this week we released the BBM v2.4 for Android devices. We’ve discovered a bug where a very small percentage of users (less than 1%) encountered a ‘Temporary Server Error’ message.

Our team has worked to quickly address this issue with an update that was released to Google Play this afternoon (v2.4.0.9).

Users who are receiving the temp server error, and the retry button doesn’t resolve the issue – they need to uninstall current version and re-install the new version from Google Play found here. Your BBM contacts, and groups will be restored when you log in using your BBID account.

To the small number of users this impacts we offer our apologies for the inconvenience.

BBM Voice Connects Continents

We’ve seen so many great #BBMoments come in that it’s getting hard to pick just one each week! Keep ‘em coming though because we’re loving the chance to see all the different ways our users are connecting with others using BBM.

This week’s moment submission comes from Antoine B. in France. Whenever anyone asks Antoine to add them to Skype these days, he instead suggests they download and try out BBM first.

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One time in particular, he was helping support a developer in the United States to port their application for Android, iPhone and Windows Phone over to BlackBerry 10. The developer was a former BlackBerry user and had loved previous experiences with BBM.

So at Antoine’s urging, the developer downloaded the new BBM for Android. Right away, he called Antoine using the BBM Voice feature (from New York to Paris) over Wi-Fi, for free. “At the end of the conversation, he spontaneously declared: ‘Wow, we’ve talked for over an hour without interruption and a crystal clear sound. Never happened before! ’” recalls Antoine.

They did it again the following week and as a result, the application may come to BlackBerry 10 in the near future!

Just one more awesome BBM moment where Voice helped connect two continents, resulting in a great collaboration and helping users get more done.

More about Antoine:

Favorite Device: In order of preference, Z30, Z10, Q10 and has been a Fan for more than 3 years now.

Favorite BBM Feature: Video/Voice and Glympse, Group Chat

Most Used Emoticon: *cheers* and 😉

Most Used Sticker: Check Mark or Thumbs Up (Emoticon Sticker Pack)

We love hearing everyone’s #BBMoments – keep sharing and we’ll keep featuring them each week! Feel free to leave yours in the comments below.

#BBMoments – BBM video bedtime stories #FTW [Weekly Feature]

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This week’s #BBMoments feature practically came pre-written. Long-time BlackBerry fan/current BlackBerry Z30user, @AngrEdmontonian, submitted this great story about how BBM keeps him close to his family even when he’s unable to be there.

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From bedtime stories to daily chats from the office, BBM Video keeps @AngrEdmontonian connected to the important people in his life. He also uses BBM throughout his day to keep in touch with colleagues. “…would almost be lost without it” he explains.

We asked him about some of his other favorite features and emoticons. He uses the m/ emoticon most often (and why wouldn’t you? ROCK ON!).

“My favorite BBM feature at the moment is BBM Channels, but video chat and screen share are a close tie for second.” We just had to know some of his favorite channels. “Obviously BlackBerry (C0001F622) and BBM (C00124E76), but outside of those, my favorites are Re-Post (C0001C779), CrackBerry (C00012B19)and my hockey team Your Vancouver Canucks (C0006461B).

What a great cross section of Channels! Thanks for sharing your great #BBMoments with us, @AngrEdmontonian.

What are your #BBMoments?? Share with us on Twitter, @BBM, with the hashtag. Stay tuned for more great #BBMoments features.

BBM – the First 24 Hours are an Amazing Success

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It’s been 24 hours since we resumed the launch of BBM for Android and iPhone. And what a day it’s been! We’ve already had more than 10 million downloads of BBM. I want to thank our customers – old and new – our employees, and our partners for their enthusiasm and commitment. BBM is looking great on iPhone, Android and BlackBerry, and the team here is very excited about the success of this launch.

I’m also pleased to say that BBM rose very quickly in the Apple App Store free app rankings in the first 24 hours, taking the number one slot in more than 75 countries, including the US, Canada, the UK, Indonesia and most of the Middle East. We have also seen overwhelmingly positive reviews on Google Play and the App Store. In fact, BBM has earned 60,000 five-star reviews on Google Play from about 87,000 reviews.

When we saw almost one million people install an unreleased version of the Android version, another million use workarounds to download BBM onto their iPhones and another six million people pre-register to know when BBM became available for iPhone and Android, we knew we were on to something huge. I’ve seen reports of apps that launched with one million downloads in a day, but over 10 million? Amazing.

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Samsung Africa Welcomes BBM: Exclusive interview and BBM Chat between the two companies

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In sub-Saharan Africa, Samsung and BlackBerry are working together to promote BBM – BlackBerry’s iconic mobile instant messaging platform. We’re pleased to announce BBM is now available to all Samsung GALAXY smartphone owners in sub-Sahara Africa from the Samsung App store.

Samsung customers in sub-Sahara Africa will enjoy three-day exclusive period before BBM becomes available to other Android and iPhone customers around the world.

For Samsung customers in Africa, BBM will be part of Samsung Messaging Hub, complementing the range of propriety and third party messaging services that customers currently enjoy.

Now that Samsung GALAXY smartphone users in Africa have full access to the BBM social network, they are able to enjoy BBM chats, multi-person chats, BBM Groups and share photos and voice notes, as part of the BBM community.

Andrew Bocking, Executive Vice President for BBM at BlackBerry met virtually via BBM with George Ferreira, VP and COO of Samsung Electronics Africa, to discuss the launch of BBM on Samsung GALAXY smartphones in Africa. We’ve captured the conversation below for your reading pleasure:


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BBM for Android and BBM for iPhone: Official Launch Details

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This is the news you’ve been waiting for! I am thrilled to tell you that we are about to officially resume our rollout of BBM for Android and iPhone customers around the globe!* In the next few hours, people will start seeing BBM in Google Play, the App Store and in select Samsung App Stores – where it will be free to download.

The demand for BBM on Android and BBM on iPhone continues to be amazing. About six million people signed up for information about BBM at BBM.com. As you know, in just seven hours, about one million Android users were using the unreleased version of BBM for Android. What you don’t know is that more than one million people have found creative ways to “side load” BBM on their iPhone. This is incredible.

To help manage this unprecedented pent up demand for BBM, we are implementing a simple line-up system to ensure a smooth roll out. Here’s how it is going to work…

BBM Roll Out Details:

  1. Download BBM – the easiest way is to visit BBM.com from your Android or iPhone browser*
  2. Once you install the app, open it, and enter your email address to hold your spot in line
  3. We will email you as soon as you reach the front of the line and can start using BBM

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Top BBM Channels to Follow in Beta

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BBM Channels has been in beta for a few weeks now and the response has been outstanding. We’ve already seen many channels and communities appear from passionate people all across the globe. In real-time you can discover and connect with other #TeamBlackBerry members on subjects that interest you. You can also connect with some of your favorite teams and celebrities like we mentioned at BlackBerry Live 2013.

From fitness, to beverages, to biking, to music. Whatever your passion, it’s on BBM Channels. We’ve taken the time to dig up a few other amazing channels you may be interested in following.

BBM Channels to Follow:

  • C00093F7A – Fitness: Discover and chat about the latest techniques and tips for staying fit from this community.
  • C00016D81 – Photography: If you’re into snapping that perfect shot, this is definitely a channel you’ll want to get involved with. Learn and share tips and tricks with fellow photographers here.
  • C000288DD – Craft Beer: If you’re a craft beer enthousiast, this is a channel you’ll definitely want to check out. Find that perfect flavour profile and debate about which brew is tops with likeminded folks here.
  • C000FBBAA – Electronic Dance Music (EDM): Whether you enjoy creating that perfect mix or listening and waiting for that beat to drop, this is the community for you. Chat about the latest albums, tracks and hear about the newest gear in this BBM Channel
  • C0003D4CC – Gearheads: If cars, bikes, trucks… motors in general are you thing, definitely connect with this channel to get your fix. If you don’t know what RPM means, but want to — hop on and find out, this community is full of knowledge.
  • C0001F622 – BlackBerry Official: Of course, it wouldn’t be an Inside BlackBerry post without a little plug for the official channels. If you’re not following (which of course you are because it’s built-in!) follow the official BlackBerry BBM channel.

Haven’t joined the beta yet? Be sure to check it out here. Already an active member? Post your channel in the comments below to share with the BlackBerry community.

BlackBerry 10 Interview: T.A. McCann on the New BBM Video Chat and Screenshare

BlackBerry 10 is all about communication and keeping you moving when you’re on the go. The new BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 smartphones feature amazing and innovative technology that allows you to share your screen with your BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) contacts using BlackBerry 10. This was demoed for the first time at the BlackBerry 10 launch event, and it was undeniably a crowd pleaser.

To find out more about about this exciting news and the future of BBM, I met with T.A. McCann, VP, BBM and Social Communities of BlackBerry at the BlackBerry 10 launch event. He also let me know what his favorite sleeper feature in BlackBerry 10 is. Curious? Watch the interview here to find out.

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Big thanks to T.A. for the interview – I’m sure Matthew and the browser team appreciate the shoutout. What’s your favorite BlackBerry 10 sleeper feature?