BBM for iOS (beta) updated ( with custom PIN and no ad options

BBM for iOS ( betaBBM for iOS beta has been updated to version which brings custom PIN and no ad options to the BlackBerry Messenger. As noted in the changes, vanity PIN's, removable ads and a new avatar badging feature are now up for testing.

Keep in mind, you have to be signed up for the beta, have a Test Flight account, an invite to test BBM for iOS and of course, an iOS device in order to download this latest version.

New Features

BBM will now offer a new service called Subscriptions that will allow users to pay for exclusive access to specific features. What's included in this first release of Subscriptions?
  • Vanity PINs: have a fun idea for a PIN? Looking for an easier PIN to communicate with friends? Try out this new feature and customize your own personal BBM PIN!
  • Remove Ads: hide sponsored ads and sponsored invites in BBM with this subscription.
  • Avatar Badging: Show off your special BBM status with a badge. This badge also appears on display pictures that have an active subscription.
Subscriptions can be purchased using available payment methods in the BBM Shop. Subscriptions is available at a monthly cost and requires ongoing payments to continue the subscription. Bonus for iOS beta testers! A free one-month trial of access to all BBM Subscriptions options is included.

The custom PIN options shows it will cost $1.99 per month, while the option to remove ads will be $0.99 per month. There's no telling if these prices are final, as it is a beta and subject to change

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