Blackberry has been in a progressive and speedy mode when it comes to expanding the reach of its instant messaging app BBM. The app which was also recently announced to come to Nokia X and Nokia Asha smartphone series shortly has already been making Android and iOS device users more than happy.
Now the app is reportedly said to bring more features to the iOS and Android users, recent report suggests. Via a blog post this weekend, the Waterloo-based Canadian QWERTY keypad smartphone maker said that it has always looked to add new features in order to keep customers happy and photo messaging within group chats is next on the agenda.
Soon to be a rival of Google's Hangouts and WhatsApp or even Skype, the BBM app will see a number of features. BlackBerry has already announced the new BBM Shop which will include stickers. BlackBerry has also increased the size of the emoticons slightly.
The major feature that will be added to the next release is the ability to send pictures to multiple people in a chat. Already users can share their location in multi-person chats, share files from Dropbox as well as voice notes, soon they will be able to send photos in multi-person chats as well.
Even more interesting is the increase in the file size limit in BBM. The app is already capable of sharing 6MB files, though in the next release, it is likely to be bumped up to enormous 16MB. This means that the users will be able to send a 16 second 1080p HD clip taken with the BlackBerry Z30 through BBM.
The company hasn't revealed the availability of the major BBM update. Stay tuned!