The embattled Canadian smartphone maker, BlackBerry, has confirmed plans to bring popular virtual stickers to its cross-platform messaging app, BBM. The stickers will be available for purchase through a new BBM Shop section that will be made part of a forthcoming BBM app update. BBM, a free download from the App Store, has recently been updated with voice calling, BBM Channels, location sharing and other features…
According to the BlackBerry blog, each sticker pack will offer between 20-25 stickers.
The company will be partnering with brands to deliver sticker packs relating to a theme or a character like CosCat, Gilbert’s Tales, Bubble Bot and more.
You’ll also find some of your favorite characters from TV and movies in sticker form (more on that later). Lastly, many of your favorite BBM emoticons will also be available in a free BBM sticker pack so you can really get your point across in a bigger, bolder way.
The sticker packs will be available for purchase from the new BBM Shop.
Some sticker collections will be offered free, such as the legacy BBM emoticons.
BBM is also coming to Windows Phone and Nokia X platforms in the coming months, the team confirmed, adding they’ve been hard at work on “lots of great new features for BBM that we can’t wait to tell you about”.