BlackBerry rolling out Find Friends feature to BBM for iOS

By , Feb 5, 2014

BBM for iOS 1.0.5.134 (Find Friends)

Troubled handset vendor BlackBerry today issued an update for its cross-platform messaging software, BBM, bringing out a new Find Friends feature.

Whereas previously you had to punch in a person’s BlackBerry ID or email address to add him or her to your list of BBM contacts, today’s update simplifies the process by detecting which contacts in your iPhone’s Contacts are already using BBM, so you can quickly send them an invite to join your BBM contact list.

The free update is going live in the App Store later today so make sure to grab it (if you’re still using BBM, that is)…

The feature also allows you to invite contacts who don’t yet have BBM to download the app with an email or SMS invite.

BlackBerry previously said it would add other features over time, including Skype-like free voice calling anywhere in the world and Channels, basically mini chatrooms of sorts.

Past updates have added support for iPod touch and iPad devices running iOS 6 and iOS 7, improvements to right-to-left language support, more options for sharing your BBM PIN Barcode, the ability to find your BBM friends on social networks and more.

BBM is free in the App Store.

This update is rolling out starting today and over the next 24 hours, BlackBerry said, so don’t panic if it’s currently not showing in the App Store.

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  • abdullah575

    iOS 7.1 GM iam veeerery Excited!!!

    • Jonathan

      Lemme guess, because it’ll patch the jailbreak? I remember your username..

  • Justice and Malice

    Hahaha. Stop already RIM

    • Jerry

      They should of released this feature with the official launch when everyone downloaded it. People got tired of how annoying it was to add or find your friend and nobody uses it now. Another error by RIM. Not to mention how more than half the time the messages would hang and not even go through for hours.

  • Bob

    Blackberry need to drop those Android blocky rectangular shaped objects and redesign the app.

    • Alborz

      they obviously don’t have a UI design team. they’re asking their iOS developers to “design” the app.

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        Give them a break, I’m pretty sure there’s only three employees left at Blackberry…

  • Jonathan

    Seems as if they don’t care to have an iOS 7 looking app.

    • WiiUFan

      Yep.

    • Alborz

      when was the last time they cared? about anything?

      • Jonathan

        The first day of business.

      • Alborz

        makes sense.
        and right now they’re thinking how they can keep making money from the company. not how to have it survive. it’s not about products. or customers. it’s about money. it’s so sad to be honest…

      • Jonathan

        It is… *sigh* There’s more to competition than money..

      • Alborz

        amen to that…

    • Trex

      Yeah they don’t want to make a piece of crap ugly looking iOS 7 app. Leave that to Whatsapp.

  • JustMeJip2

    i know this isnt about bbm, but im from venezuela and my cousin give me an iphone 5 from att, i cant use it here, how can i unlock it by emei ? theres a way ? sorry for my bad english and thanks for ur help

    • Luism27

      What is emei?

      • Dani Hayes

        Pretty sure you knew he meant IMEI.

      • JustMeJip2

        yes thanks, theres a way ?”

      • Dani Hayes

        Google “IMEI iPhone unlock” for a service. I am not sure how it gets done though.

      • JustMeJip2

        nobody likes smart ass

  • Dani Hayes

    Great!!! Now all I need is a time machine for my friends that use Blackberry.