BBM for BlackBerry 10 Beta update available, brings PayPal integration and more

BlackBerry have released an update to the BBM for BlackBerry 10 Beta, which bring PayPal integration and more.

This beta version of BBM introduces:

  • Lots of bug fixes
  • Smoother scrolling experience in BBM Shop
  • Discover new promoted sticker packs right from the sticker picker
  • Ability to quote messages you have sent
  • PayPal integration: BBM and PayPal have joined together in order to make it easy to send and receive money through your BBM Chats.  Simply connect your PayPal account to your BBM to get started. Once your BBM contacts do the same, you can start sending and receiving money – it’s that simple.

When using PayPal on BBM:

  • To start, we are rolling out this feature to select users in Canada, with more countries to follow
  • Both Sender and Receiver for PayPal through BBM must be:
    • In Canada
    • And, using  this latest BBM beta version
  • Your device does not have to have the PayPal app installed to send money as the transfer happens through BBM

Using PayPal on BBM is easy: select the PayPal icon directly from your BBM Chat using the ‘paper clip’ or ‘Attachment’, enter in the amount of money, review the details, and hit send.

Being a beta there are a few known issues:

  • PayPal icon within BBM can take up to 24 hours to show up after BBM upgrade
  • May not be able to create a new PayPal account from the BBM (work-around is to create and confirm the PayPal account via a browser/laptop)
  • User may get error when opening PayPal; upon retry it will work

You can download the beta app from the BlackBerry Beta Zone and the Beta Zone app.