The long wait for the world’s popular messaging app is over, as BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) has officially been released for Apple iPhone and Google Android devices. BBM brings in real, immediate conversations with friends on Android, iPhone and BlackBerry smartphones. Android users can download the BBM app for free from Google Play store and iPhone users from the iTune Store.
Due to the unprecedented pent-up demand for BBM, Blackberry has implemented a queue system for the App usage which will ensure a smooth roll out. So to get BBM on your device and to activate it, first Download BBM from Google Play or iTunes Store. Once installed open it, and enter your email address to queue up in the line. Blackberry will email the user once they reach the front of the line and can start using BBM.
— BBM (@BBM) October 21, 2013
The exclusive messaging app which was previously only available to BlackBerry smartphones has braked its platform dependencies and made available to Android and iOS devices. BBM is more than chat app, as along with real-time conversations, it also allow users to share files from their mobile such as photos and voice notes in an instant. With BBM Groups users can invite up to 30 friends to chat together, and go a step further than multi-chat by sharing photos and schedules. With Broadcast Message users can send a message out to all their BBM contacts at once.
BBM also act as a social layer where users can post personal messages, use profile picture and set current status, which will get updated with their friends instantly. BBM is known for its secure environment and privacy. Every BBM user has a unique PIN that maintains their privacy, so users don’t have to give out their phone number or email address to a new or casual contact.
“BBM is a very engaging messaging service that is simple to use, easy to personalize and has an immediacy that is necessary for mobile communications. With more than a billion Android, iOS, and BlackBerry smartphones in the market, and no dominant mobile instant messaging platform, this is absolutely the right time to bring BBM to Android and iPhone customers.” commented Andrew Bocking, Executive Vice President for BBM at BlackBerry.
Earlier the BBM launch for Android and iPhone was delayed due to an unreleased version of the BBM for Android app which caused certain issues. The leaked BBM app was downloaded by millions, as more than 1.1 million active users where using it in the first 8 hours of leak. Blackberry has already disabled the unreleased Android app, but also paused the global roll-out of BBM for Android and iPhone.
So ready to take your messaging experience to next level with BBM?