It is no joke. BlackBerry announced today (April 1) that all users of its BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) can start personalizing their chat messages with more stickers from an expansive library of stickers. This means that all users of the app can now enjoy themed decals for users of BlackBerry, iOS, and Android. It follows the launch of limited external beta last February.
The new images that are made available are visually bolder compared to the typical emoticons that are accessible to BBM users. Those new images facilitate infusion of additional personality. Logically, the stickers could be downloaded in packs, consisting of 20 to 25 decals within the app store. Some of those are available for free, while some other cost about $1.99.
In a statement, BBM senior director David Proulx said rolling out of more stickers is a great way of how BBM experience is made more fun and engaging these days. He reminded that such virtual stickers could personalize chats and serve the right purposes for users who use such images for enliving chat sessions with family, friends, colleagues, and partners.
New sticker packs
Every pack of stickers could relate to a certain theme of character. Some examples are Gilbert’s Tales, CosCat, and Bubble Bot. The new set of stickers also includes popular brands like World Wrestling Entertainment and Shaun the Sheep. What’s more? In line with the upcoming WrestleMania 30, WWE now gives away free sticker packs to its fans through BBM.
Sticker packs are now found in the app, located in the lower right corner, housed along with the emoticons. Users can easily swipe through to find their favorites and possibly send or share those to their friends. When a recipient receives a sticker, he can tap it to be able to zoom it in. He can even download a similar set of stickers for himself.
There are over 100 new BBM emoticons that are introduced along with the new library. Those are accessible for free to every customer, especially those who download the latest update. BlackBerry has announced plans to make addition of new sticker packs a regular feature.
At the same time, the Canadian technology firm has also improved the photo capabilities of BBM. The app now allows users to share images in chats with multiple users. Videos, presentations, and high-resolution photos are now delivered in thumbnail, which can then be opened in bigger or fuller sizes.