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Mar 03, 2014 at 12:41pm IST

BBM to soon let users share photos in multi-person chats, send files up to 16MB in size

New Delhi: Bringing new features and improvements to BBM, BlackBerry has now announced that BBM will soon support photo sharing in multi-person chats. This comes as an addition to existing sharing options that exist in multi-person chats - sending voice notes, sharing your location powered by Glympse, and sending files from your Dropbox account.

BBM will also soon allow users to send larger files. "While our file size limit on shared files has historically been set at 6MB, we're increasing this to 16MB in the next release of BBM," said the company in a blog post. It means users will soon be able to exchange bigger pictures, larger documents and longer videos on BBM.

For example, the 6MB transfer limit allows users to send approximately 6 seconds of 1080p HD video. With the increase to 16MB, users will be able to send 16 seconds of video using the same settings. The company has also slightly increased the size of the emoticons.

BBM to soon let users share photos in multi-person chats, send files up to 16MB in size

While the file size limit on shared files in BBM has historically been set at 6MB, the company says it is increasing this to 16MB in the next release of BBM.

BlackBerry last month said it will make its messaging service BBM available to Microsoft's Windows Phone and the upcoming Nokia X platforms in the coming months. BBM will be available as a free download from the Windows Phone Store this summer, while BBM for Nokia X will be available from the Nokia Store when the Nokia X platform launches.

BlackBerry recently had rolled out a major update for its iconic BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) app for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry. As part of the update, the most prominent addition was the addition of BBM Voice for Android and iPhone users.

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