BlackBerry Messenger Updated to Version 5.0.1.38

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BlackBerry Messenger hasbeen updated to version 5.0.1.38 with a long list of performance improvements and feature tweaks. Make sure to hit the jump to read a list of fixed issues.

Grab BlackBerry Messenger from App World or blackberry.com/messenger.

Here is a long list of fixed issues commented on a BerryReview post:

Chats

* If you have BlackBerry® Device Software 4.7.1 or lower on your BlackBerry device, you could not use the spelling checker in a chat.
* If a file transfer request expired, you could not receive new files.
* File transfer requests expired after a short amount of time.
* You might not have been able to send voice notes.
* You could not preview a picture before saving it to your device.
* The file transfer speed has been improved.
* In the Camera application, if you took a picture and tried to send it to a contact, the file transfer in BlackBerry® Messenger did not complete and the contact did not receive the picture.
* Temporary files that were associated with pictures that you sent or received were not automatically deleted when you ended a chat.
* A picture that you received might have appeared as a white square and you could not receive a higher quality version of the picture.
* If you viewed a picture that you received and tried to forward it to a contact from the menu, the contact did not receive the picture.
* If you saved a picture that you received from a contact to your device and clicked the thumbnail in the chat, the picture did not display.
* If you have BlackBerry® Device Software 4.7.1 or lower on your BlackBerry® device, you could not use the spelling checker in a chat.
* After you read a new message, the new message indicator might have remained on the BlackBerry Messenger icon.
* During a chat, the Edit Autotext option did not appear in the menu.
* In some cases, if you received a new message, you might not have been able to view it.
* You might not have been able to send your GPS location to a contact.

General

* If you changed your status to Busy, contacts might have continued to see your status as Available.
* Display pictures might not have appeared.
* After changing the contact list style from 2 lines to 1 line, the recent updates list might have looked scrambled.
* If you removed your BlackBerry® device from the holster after receiving a new BlackBerry® Messenger message, the message did not automatically display.
* After you add a new contact, the activity updates list indicated that the contact’s display picture and display name have changed.
* If you turned your device off or removed the battery, when your device turned back on, some of your contacts might have not appeared in your contact list.

Groups

* In group chats, some emoticons might appear to be cut off in messages.
* If you tried to join a group by scanning a group barcode, and if 30 people had already scanned the barcode, you received a “This invitation has expired or has already been used by someone else” error message and could not join the group.
* If you took a picture with your device in the portrait view and shared it with a group, the shared picture might have appeared in the landscape view instead, or vice versa.
* If you changed the Chat Style option to Bubbles, you might have noticed some display issues in your chats and some of your group chats might not have updated.
* If a contact switched devices, the contact might have no longer been linked with the Contacts application.
* After changing the contact list style from 2 lines to 1 line, the recent updates list might have looked scrambled.

  • GUEST

    Would be good if App World told me there was an update #FAIL

  • GUEST

    wrd

  • Southern_belle214

    my blackberry app world will not let me update to the newer version.

  • FLICK

    i hateeeeee this one!! how do i go back to the version prior to it?! arggggghhh

  • Andrew Hansen

    AHH.. now send voice note, location, file etc.. are all in a sub-menu… not impressed.

  • Hondamxer

    I agree! I don't like the layout… I used to like how my name was “me” in green especially… and submenus suck!

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    Thanks for informing about this new blackberry feature. But It is not up to our expectation.

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    I was also disappointed to see this messenger update. I feel it might be more attractive.