BlackBerry Messenger Updated to v6.2.0.40 in the Beta Zone!

BlackBerry Messenger has been updated in the BlackBerry Beta Zone to v6.2.0.40! Hit the break to find out what’s new!

Known Issues

  • Clicking the trackpad in the inline display name or personal message field opens the “My Profile” screen for right-to-left languages.

What’s New in BlackBerry Messenger 6.2?

Based on your feedback, we’ve added some new features to BBM!

 What’s new?

Animated display pictures

More animated display pictures are now built into BBM. Change your picture to suit your mood.

Change your name or message inline

You can quickly change your name or status message without leaving your contact list by clicking the text at the top of the screen. To exit inline editing, just scroll down. You can still access your profile screen by clicking your display picture.

Streamlined voice notes

When your convenience key set to open BlackBerry Messenger, if you highlight a contact in BBM and press the convenience key, you can start recording a voice note. Once you’re done, pressing the convenience key again will send the voice note.

BlackBerry Tag enhancements

Adding contacts has never been easier. If your BlackBerry smartphone supports NFC technology, you can turn on the Allow Automatic Invitations by Tapping option. Then, as long as you or someone else has BBM open, you can add each other as contacts by aligning the backs of your smartphones. This feature requires that you both have the latest version of BBM installed on smartphones that support NFC technology. (Please note: BBM invite via BlackBerry Tag is only available with OS 7.1. NFC is not available on the Torch series of 7.x devices: 9810, 9850 or 9860.)
Improved search

When typing the name of a contact or group, the search ignores special characters and emoticons to make it easier to find what you’re looking for.

Resend a message 

If a message didn’t send (for example, if your smartphone was outside of a wireless coverage area), you can highlight the message and select Resend from the menu.

Head on over to the BlackBerry Beta Zone and grab the update!