BBM for Android and BBM for iOS now available from the App Store and Google Play Store

BBM for Android and BBM for iOS now available from the App Store and Google Play Store
For those who don't feel like going to BBM.com and registering your email address before getting the OK from BlackBerry to run BBM, the long awaited messaging app is now available from the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. Those who only know of BlackBerry from reading about the company's problems, or from doing a quick once-over of a BlackBerry model at a phone store, will be surprised at how much thought the Canadian based OEM put into BBM in the first place.

Not only will you know if some one you are corresponding with is writing you a response, you can even tell if a message you wrote has been delivered and read. BBM is open 24/7/365 so there is no need to open the app. And the famous BlackBerry PIN system means that your phone number or email address do not have to be given away.

Right now, BBM allows you to chat with up to 30 users at a time and you can share documents, voice notes, files, photos and more. Eventually, BBM Video Chat and Screen Sharing will be available with an update down the road.


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33 Comments

1. kid.wonderbread

Posts: 38; Member since: Dec 16, 2009

Haven't really used BBM. Serious question. What makes it that much better then Hangouts?

8. TomTheNerd

Posts: 67; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

it's just more popular.

10. rdaex

Posts: 152; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Deliver & Read receipt Secure form of communication No phone number required Hangouts generally sucks

12. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

"hangouts genrally suck".....haha good one!!!

2. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

got it, seems ok it took too long though

3. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Too little, too late. I used to hear from BB users going on and on about how great BBM was, but they've long since moved on to iPhones and Galaxys.

31. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

true thaaaatt!

4. md227a

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Installed it and set it up, but can't do anything till any of my friends install it. If they even bother because of all the other options already available.

9. boomboom

Posts: 53; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

send me the invite i will msg you lol

32. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

me too!!!

5. boomboom

Posts: 53; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

does it required wifi connection all the time to send msg?????

6. Santi_Santi unregistered

not at all! it will be using pigeons to send and receive the messages... isn't that nice?

7. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Passenger pigeons, amiright?

17. aahmed215

Posts: 169; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

Ever heard of mobile networks?

23. Ikechukwu

Posts: 256; Member since: Oct 03, 2011

Hahahaha

33. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

pure AWESOME slam bro!!! was like a special move lol

15. JazzyLucey

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 08, 2013

Theres a que for it now L0L

34. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

true, ur cute btw, if thats u :)

16. julz17ronald

Posts: 52; Member since: Apr 26, 2013

I have installed BBM and it's working fine except It won't allow me to change the profile picture. Maybe a bug or server is busy.

19. uchihakurtz

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Installed it and it's looking nice, I like it.

20. tigerdollars

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

Takes forever to set up bbm...blackberry respond to Nigerians call

21. remyrz

Posts: 205; Member since: Oct 28, 2010

download it and it says its servers all full, i have to wait till they email me when there's a spot... -___-.. geez

25. Ikechukwu

Posts: 256; Member since: Oct 03, 2011

Same here. It's like am on a long line. Pathetic

22. bukas4luv

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 15, 2013

Is si good to have it

24. jonartpop

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

perfectly fine :) thank you bbm.

26. Sire3008

Posts: 87; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

Finally... Will you be allowed to chat with BB owners? Or just with people that downloaded it in the same way as you did?

27. saenaedewe

Posts: 72; Member since: May 01, 2013

Yes you can chat with BB owners. I have already tried it with my wife (which still uses Blackberry phone)

28. E.S.1

Posts: 308; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

What makes it better then WhatsApp for example?

29. SAYED-EJAZ

Posts: 225; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

I am also thinking..let me use ..everyone say BBM,BBM all time..let me see what is there inside :P

30. saenaedewe

Posts: 72; Member since: May 01, 2013

It's just the same messenger like the others, but I still installed it anyway... why? because most of my colleague in my country still uses blackberry phones and BBM, they won't give up the phone and BBM because they also still have a lot of their colleague using blackberry and BBM...

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