BBM has been updated in the Beta zone to 126.96.36.199, so if you are currently running a beta release i would grab this update. Please be sure to re-boot your BlackBerry after install.
BlackBerry Messenger 6.1 Beta Program is packed with lots of new features based on feedback from testers:
More Emoticons – Why use words when a face says it all? Now you can easily show how you’re feeling or what you’re doing with even more to choose from.
Longer Status Messages – Tell your contacts exactly what you’re up to with more room to share up to 160 characters!
Chat Bubble Colours – Custom colour code your contact chat bubbles for easy reference.
Animated Display Pictures – Now you can show all your moves by setting animated .gif files as display pictures in BBM.
Display Picture Integration – Updating your display picture just got easy. Just select ‘Set As BBM Display Picture’ from the menu.