The Blackberry users has got some really good news this time. Its growing BBM (Blackberry) instant messaging service will be available for Android and iPhone devices in the next several days. BBM has been so far only available for BlackBerry devices. However Blackberry with the recent growth in BBM users mainly in Europe and Asia, has now announced that BlackBerry messaging service will roll out to Android and iPhone this weekend.
BlackBerry Messaging (BBM) for Android and iPhone
BBM will be a free download in the Google Play store for Android and in the Apple App Store for iPhone. The Android download will be available at 7 a.m. ET on Sept. 21 for Android 4 and later. For iPhones running iOS 6 and iOS 7, BBM will be available in the App Store at 12:01 a.m. local time on Sept. 22. However, BBM isn’t yet available for Windows Phone smartphones, and BlackBerry didn’t indicate when, or whether, that would occur.
Apart from the BBM text chat, the app also lets users to share files such as photos and voice notes. It also includes features to let user know whether a message has been delivered and read and shows when a friend is responding. Features like group chat (upto 30 friends at a time) and Broadcast Message allows users to send out a message to all their BBM contacts at the same time. BBM relies on a unique PIN to authorize a user, which BlackBerry maintains is more secure than giving out a phone number or email address to a new contact.
BBM has 60 million monthly active customers who send and receive more than 10 billion messages a day and is one of the best service of Blackberry.