Finally RIM has officially released BlackBerry Messenger 6 (BBM 6). The biggest update to the popular messaging service is the support of connected apps, giving all 45 million BBM users the ability to communicate within an app. Currently there are 23 apps that have this feature such as foursquare, Poynt, PhotoBooth, ScoreMobile. RIM says with BBM connected apps you can share your app experiences and discover new ones as well. With this update RIM made BBM just a bit more social.
Check out the video demo below :
Some of the additional functionality users can expect to see with BBM connected applications include the ability to:
- Share app experiences with friends: When a user discovers a great new BBM connected app, they can instantly let their friends know about it. Users can simply select a BBM contact directly within the BBM connected app they are using.
- Have a BBM chat within apps: Users can simply pull up their BBM contact list directly from within the BBM connected app and start chatting. For example, the functionality can enable everything from enhanced social game play to collaboration through productivity apps.
- Discover apps through friends: Users can also discover new apps by viewing the list of apps that are posted to a BBM friend’s profile. They can also click on an app within the list, and instantly download it from BlackBerry App World.
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