BBM for Android and iOS updated (2.2) with simplified sign-up, new emoticons and more

BBM for Android and BBM for iOS are receiving the version 2.2 update which brings several new features and improvements to BlackBerry's messaging client. The update will first roll out to Android users, while iOS users may have to wait a few days. BlackBerry users will have to wait a couple of weeks to receive the update, but the company has promised a special treat for them.

You can download the update directly on your device through its respective app stores. You can also download the latest version and find out what's new after the break

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Requirements Varies with device iOS 6.0 or greater BlackBerry 10

  • Easier sign up
    The BBM sign-up process has been optimized in this update, by cutting down the number of fields it takes to get signed up, so you can start chatting and sharing even faster. Name. Email. Password. That’s all you need to get started on BBM! For those of you already on BBM today, this change won't impact you at all.

  • Easier Friending
    The update also improves how you add new BBM contacts through email. Today, it’s a somewhat cumbersome and complicated process. This new release will simplify the process so that when you receive a BBM invite by email - all you have to do is click the link and presto, you’re BBM contacts. No need to send a PIN invite back.
  • New Emoticons & more
    You’ll also find 16 new BBM emoticons in this release - from a hotdog, and maracas, to a hacker and a pair of hot lips. What you know today has been renamed as the ‘Updates’ tab…‘Feeds’ has been renamed to better represent what you find there – the latest statuses and profile photos from your BBM contacts and the newest posts from the BBM Channels you follow.
Have you received the BBM update yet? If so leave us a comment and let us know which of these features you like the most

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