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BlackBerry Messenger for Android Gets Major Update

Apr 17, 2017

If you have BlackBerry Messenger on your Android device, you might be interested in knowing about the new update that is hitting BlackBerry Messenger for Android right now. This is the second update for BlackBerry Messenger in as many months, and this new update will bring new features and a new look. We have all of the latest news about the new BlackBerry Messenger for Android app update.

BlackBerry Messenger for Android Gets User Interface Overhaul

If you look at the new BlackBerry Messenger for Android app, you first will notice that the user interface has changed quite a bit. The popular social app just got a ton of new user interface updates and also new tweaks, which are aimed at performance. If you do not know about BlackBerry Messenger for Android, it is one of the instant messaging apps available. The Android version has not been out too long, but it is quickly becoming one of the top instant messaging apps on Google Play Store.

When it comes to the goals of the BlackBerry Messenger for Android update, the main goal is to make the app more user-friendly and to improve the overall experience. Of course, these new updates will make the app that much more entertaining to users. There are also some new changes to the privacy settings and security settings, which will improve those two areas for Android users of the app.

BlackBerry Messenger for Android New Features

As far as the new features are concerned, you will notice that you have a number icon that will appear when the app is closed. This number icon will tell you how many unread messages that you have waiting for you. You do not need to open the app to see these unread messages, which is pretty cool. This will help you determine whether or not you need to open up BlackBerry Messenger to read the messages or if they can wait for a better time. You will also notice that the web view interface for shopping and reading has been improved.

You also will find that the Discover section of BlackBerry Messenger for Android has been changed as well. You will find it much easier to subscribe to channels you are interested in. Whether you are looking for shopping items, videos or games, it is much easier to find anything and everything via the changes made to the Discover feature. You will also be able to participate in polls much easier and you will find that new ways to interact will help you be more social on the app. You can share brands that you enjoy as well.

Beyond that, there is also a new Google Analytics feature that allows the partners to get more accurate data from the app users. The Chatbot API was also integrated with BlackBerry Messenger for Android, which will help you interact with people if you are a channel user much easier.

All of these new changes will make interaction something you can do without much hassle and it will help you find new ways to interact, which means you can find new friends and people to talk to regardless of where you live or your interests.

When it comes to why BlackBerry Messenger for Android is getting these updates, the first part of that is because the last update was more iOS focused. It is time that Android gets these new features as BlackBerry continues to try to stay competitive in the instant messaging market.

Apps like iMessage and WhatsApp have been the primary instant messaging apps for people on both mobile platforms, which means BlackBerry needs to step up and also create new features to entice users to use BlackBerry Messenger over those other popular social apps.