Blackberry has certainly fallen from grace in the last few years when it comes to smartphones, but one area where it still finds some level of success is in its BBM messaging service. While the service has been available to Android users for a while now, today Blackberry is rolling out a significant update to its Beta app that makes it much more visually appealing and better in line with the Android look.
The new Material Design interface is easily the most exciting part of this update, bringing a more colorful design, a transparent status bar, and much more. Aside from the revamped look, BBM is also adding private chats where a contact’s names and notifications are disabled, withe chat auto-deleting once closed. You can also now edit your message and publish status updates in the BBM feed.
For those that are interested in getting the Beta, you’ll want to head to Blackberry’s website and sign up for the Beta.