BBM update to bring larger file sharing, bigger emoticons

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The next BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) update will bring with it support for larger file sharing and bigger emoticons among other things, BlackBerry has announced.

Currently the file sharing limit on BBM is 6MB, but the update will allow users to send files as large as 16MB. If we talk in terms of an 1080p video, the 6MB equates to a 6s video while the 16MB limit will allow users to share 16s 1080p videos.

The update will also bring with it the capability of sharing photos in a group chat or also known as multi-person chat in BBM terminology.

“With millions of you depending on BBM to connect with your most important contacts, we want to provide the best messaging experience possible”, notes Jeff Gadway head of product and brand marketing for BBM in a blog post.

“So, we’re taking your feedback and we’re trying to knock it out of the park by bringing new features and improvements to BBM on a regular basis.”

Beyond photo sharing and increased file size limit, the update will also bring in emoticons of bigger size based on the feedback from users.

The update announcement follows, BlackBerry’s revelation last week that it will be bringing the cross platform messaging app to Windows Phone and Nokia X platforms. BlackBerry Messenger will also support stickers soon.