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  1. skrble's Avatar
    It may be the case of one or two latest updates (Version 3.3.11.146), but our old beloved BBM emojis have been replaced by some "generic" ones. I truly miss the classic "big smile" with mouth wide open and shining white teeth.

    I sent a short request to Emtek. Let's see if they answer. Sorry in advance for my english.

    Request content:
    Hi, are there any plans to bring back older emojis? I understand you wanted to bring something fresh, though, the new ones lost at the appearance. I still can't get used to them. Can you discuss bringing the old ones back (as a optionable option)? I can understand that Emkek wants to go on, which is great, but leaving sort of legacy would be nice as well (at least in terms that there are not really many advantages in the BBM over the competition). Or - at least - could we get some official statement explaining what led you to removal of the old ones (if you are not going to bring them back optionable in the future)? I talk about emojis, not about stickers. Thank you for your answer. I wish nice holidays to the whole developing team - and those who manage it as well. thanks!
    https://appworld.blackberry.com/webs...7539.png/?t=12
    /message end

    I know, it's just a few smiles. Not big deal, nothing very annoying. But still, for me, BBM emojis were so special and nice, that they were the reason why I prefered chatting with those few friend who use it right over BBM and not WhatsApp nor Facebook.

    Did you prefer older BBM emojis more over the new ones?
    ThaRu likes this.
    12-15-17 01:21 PM
  2. Shifty88's Avatar
    I just checked. They've destroyed BBM fully now. They're so damn ugly. The best ones were the yellow faced ones. These new ones need to go. They're hideous.
    hemodad and nah.uhh like this.
    12-15-17 07:37 PM
  3. ray689's Avatar
    Emtek has been a disaster for BBM. Chen handing it over for chump change was a big mistake.
    12-15-17 08:37 PM
  4. John Vieira's Avatar
    Well, as long as their target market in Asia enjoys it, that's what matters.
    anon(9803228) likes this.
    12-15-17 11:57 PM
  5. sk8er_tor's Avatar
    I haven't yet updated but is it true that you can't disable the pop-up notification? The few people I had convinced to try bbm are now saying they can't live with this update and will be uninstalling it due to the ugly emojis and notifications.
    12-16-17 10:47 AM
  6. conbrio29's Avatar
    I noticed the new emojis too, don't like them!
    12-16-17 09:05 PM
  7. bd69's Avatar
    OMG!!! They're absolutely hideous!!!
    12-17-17 05:48 AM
  8. paolo73's Avatar
    Absolutely awful. I couldn't hate them more. Terrible....
    12-17-17 06:28 AM
  9. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    Emtek has been a disaster for BBM. Chen handing it over for chump change was a big mistake.
    Who offered more? There was nobody waiting to offer money like FB offer for WA. Especially since remaining users would never pay enough money or sell their privacy to compensate. Emtek paid for an IM shell and is doing its best to get rid of the deadbeats and freeloaders that don't understand it was cheaper than building their own infrastructure.
    anon(9803228) likes this.
    12-17-17 06:43 AM
  10. valer466's Avatar
    if anybody really needs those old emojis then just download the older BBM apks.
    12-17-17 07:04 AM
  11. ray689's Avatar
    Who offered more? There was nobody waiting to offer money like FB offer for WA. Especially since remaining users would never pay enough money or sell their privacy to compensate. Emtek paid for an IM shell and is doing its best to get rid of the deadbeats and freeloaders that don't understand it was cheaper than building their own infrastructure.
    I just meant keeping it in house all together instead of part of it in house (enterprise).
    12-17-17 08:40 AM
  12. skrble's Avatar
    The reply I received is probably just an automatic message.


    Thank you for your feedback that you provide.

    If you have any suggestion, inputs, or other concerns do not hesitate to let us know.

    Your feedback will help improving BBM.

    Warm Regards,
    BBM Support Team


    Shame to say that, BBM lost it's entire unique factor to me. I agree that it's not a change which would be an app-killer, but lucklily I don't have to use it at all. As mentioned few posts back, older version might be a solution for those who can't stand the new smileys (I doubt it will be a number of users). Shame but that's life.
    12-17-17 04:33 PM
  13. khuti's Avatar
    I haven't yet updated but is it true that you can't disable the pop-up notification? The few people I had convinced to try bbm are now saying they can't live with this update and will be uninstalling it due to the ugly emojis and notifications.
    I hate the new emojis, but more annoying is the new notification behavior.
    12-18-17 01:19 AM
  14. seletok's Avatar
    Don't like these emojis...
    12-18-17 09:56 AM
  15. ThaRu's Avatar
    Wow, why are they doing this? The new emojis are really ugly...
    12-19-17 04:49 AM
  16. europolska00's Avatar
    I just got the update and noticed the new emojis. No words to describe how awful they are.
    12-19-17 07:21 AM
  17. moosbb's Avatar
    You get me curious ! How bad are them looking?
    But judging from your posts, the ugly look get the unanimity. Well done Emtek!

    Posted via CB10
    12-19-17 07:55 AM
  18. AmritD's Avatar
    They are even more ugly than the ones on WhatsApp

    ClassicSQC100-1/10.3.3.2163
    12-19-17 10:02 AM
  19. skrble's Avatar
    Screenshot below.

    12-19-17 12:40 PM
  20. BlackBerrari's Avatar
    I kept using BBM with one contact just because of the precise spot on emojis... what a shame...!!! looks like I can soon uninstall bbm...
    valer466 likes this.
    12-19-17 01:11 PM
  21. moosbb's Avatar
    Wow ugly indeed! Looking retro lol

    Posted via CB10
    12-19-17 08:20 PM
  22. ray689's Avatar
    Well looks like the back lash was plenty as BBM tweeted they are reverting back to the old emojis.
    12-20-17 01:10 PM
  23. ray689's Avatar
    I kept using BBM with one contact just because of the precise spot on emojis... what a shame...!!! looks like I can soon uninstall bbm...
    Looks like they are bringing back the old emojis according to their twitter.
    12-20-17 02:24 PM
  24. BlackBerrari's Avatar
    Looks like they are bringing back the old emojis according to their twitter.
    https://twitter.com/BBM/status/943431957450493952?s=17

    Cool!
    12-20-17 02:35 PM
  25. skrble's Avatar
    That's pretty nice! I am glad that Emtek listens to it's users at least in so easy changeable things...
    12-20-17 04:26 PM
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