Good news to exiting BBM lovers and intending BBM (Blackberry Messenger) users as the world’s most used social messaging app will be available for android on the 21st day of September, 2013 and for iPhone on the 22nd of September, 2013.
According to the post on blackberry blog, the iconic mobile social network will begin rolling out for Android and iPhone customers around the world from September 21. Soon, you’ll be able to easily connect with friends on different platforms. As you may know BBM was previously exclusive to BlackBerry smartphones, and it will be available as a free download in Google Play Store and the App Store.
While some of you are no strangers to BBM, many will be new and might be asking: What is BBM? Below, you’ll find all the highlights for BBM for Android and iPhone.
Features Of BBM for Android and iPhone:
- BBM Chat – Enjoy real, immediate conversations with friends on Android, iPhone and BlackBerry smartphones. Not only does BBM let you know that your message has been delivered and read, it also shows you that your friend is responding to the message.
- More than chat – With BBM you can share files on your phone such as photos and voice notes, all in an instant.
- Keep your group in the loop – Multi-person chats are a great way to invite contacts to chat together. BBM Groups lets you invite up to 30 friends to chat together, and go a step further than multi-chat by sharing photos and schedules. And, with Broadcast Message, you can send a message out to all your BBM contacts at once.
- Post Updates and stay in the know – BBM lets you post a personal message, profile picture and your current status, and lets your contacts know instantly in Updates.
- Your unique PIN – Every BBM user has a unique PIN that maintains your privacy, so you don’t have to give out your phone number or email address to a new or casual contact.
BBM gives you a private social network for active, real conversations and it has more than 60 million customers on BlackBerry alone. The overwhelming majority use BBM an average of 90 minutes per day. BBM customers collectively send and receive more than 10 billion messages each day, nearly twice as many messages per user per day as compared to other mobile messaging apps. Messages on BBM are typically read within seconds, reflecting how truly engaged BBM customers are.
- It’s immediate. BBM is always on so you are always connected. And because messages on BBM are typically delivered and read within seconds, it’s the closest thing to a live conversation.
- You trust it. BBM always tells you that messages are delivered and read. BBM conversations come alive on a private network you can count on.
- You control it. BBM allows you to choose your contacts and how you share your information. BBM uses a PIN so you don’t have to give anyone your phone number or email address.
My Say: Well yes, it was sometime rumored that BBM will be available on android and iOS devices around june/july this year which had long passed and we were eagerly waiting in anticipation and now again is another news. I just hope this time, they are for real and not just trying to pull up some more social recognisation outside what they already attained.
Android And iPhone Phones That Can Use BBM
It was also stated that BBM will be available as a free download for Android smartphones running android Ice Cream Sandwich OS and Jelly bean(Android 4.X) OS beginning at 7AM EDT on september 21. BBM for iPhones(iOS) will only work on iOS 6 and iOS 7 devices and will be available for each market on the App Store schedule for 12:01 AM Local time on september 22, for more information, you can visit www.bbm.com.
Personally, I still use an android Phone running android 2.3.5 OS and will virtually go acquire an android phone running android 4.x once this is done and confirmed working properly on other android devices and after wards, I would be more than happy to ditch my bb phone as long as moving my existing contacts will be possible.
Over to you friend, what do you think about BBM to be made available for android and iPhone devices in the next few days from now and what’s gonna be your next line of action?