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  • Manage who can contact you
  • Talk and send files, create group messages
  • High usability
  • Some problems with activation
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"Give me your PIN!"

Reviewed by / Oct 22, 2013

Talk only to those who you want to contact, discover the new BlackBerry Messenger for Android and iOS

Here it is! The official BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) is now available for Android and iOs as well. However, if you're downloading it right now, there's a wait list given the large amount of success, so you might need to wait a while in order to use it.

BBM was very popular on BlackBerry phones because it allowed communication between their users in a very easy and comfortable way. But then, smartphones spread and What'sApp became the most successful instant message application, as it could be downloaded in all three main platforms.

BBM allows you, of course, to stay connected with your friends and to see if your messages have been delivered and read. You can also create group chats, share pictures, documents and voice files, there are no limitations.

While the functioning is the same (it uses PINs instead of phone numbers so it's more private), design has been enhanced and now it's much more usable.

BlackBerry Limited is the developer of BBM, which has just arrived to Android and iOS. Apparently, there have been some problems regarding the mail activation and we hope everything's fixed soon.

Tags: bbm communication, kik.

Developer's original description available here
BBM brings you together in the moment with friends and family through instant chats, voice calls, picture sharing, voice notes and more. Download the official version of BBM from BlackBerry now.

Chat with friends on Android, BlackBerry and iPhone:

• BBM is always on and always connected – no app to open
• Know when messages have been delivered (D’s) and read (R’s)
• Say ‘hello’ with BBM Voice – free voice calling between BBM Contacts*
• Quickly share photos, files, documents, voice notes and more
• Allow contacts to view your location live on a map, powered by Glympse*
• See when contacts are responding to your message
• Emoticons for every mood and emotion let you express yourself
BBM lets you protect your privacy. You control it:
• You chose how to share your information - BBM uses PINs instead of phone numbers or email addresses so that it's more private, and you always control who can contact you
• You chose your contacts – 2-way opt-in means you have control over who is able to message you
Chat and Share with many at once:
• Groups – BBM groups help you share pictures, lists, and appointments with group members. You can even be in a group with people who aren't part of your own BBM contact list.
• Multi-person chats – Invite multiple contacts to have a chat together.
• Broadcast messages – Send a message to multiple BBM contacts at one time.
BBM Channels: Join conversations happening now about the things you love.*
• Create a new channel to share your thoughts, ideas and passions.
• Subscribe to an existing BBM channel to join chats with others who share your interests.
Create your own BBM profile:
• Post a profile picture using images, pictures or even animated pictures (GIFs).
• Update your status to let people know what you’re up to or how you feel

Download BBM for free today.

* note: features not available on Android smartphones running 2.3.x (Gingerbread)

Recently changed in this version

A newly redesigned ‘Add Contacts’ screen where you can quickly and easily:

- Add new contacts to BBM by PIN, email, SMS, and barcode
- Review and accept invites from other BBM users
- Find friends using BBM
- Invite address book contacts to download BBM
- Display your barcode and scan barcodes all in one screen

Bug fixes and performance improvements

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Comments and ratings for BBM
  • (67)

    by sspanderson on 22/10/2013

    After 2 days! still waiting for an email from blackberry phewz!
    Guys do check out my new android based blog
    Thank you! Comments will be appreciated

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    by sophieXx Walker on 01/08/2014

    Okay app but why are the broadcast messages that I'm receiving not blue anymore? It makes it confusing.

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    by Elnatan Simorangkir on 01/08/2014


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    by arif khan on 01/08/2014

    Worst thing is we can't send audio files..

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    by Navya Sharma on 01/08/2014


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    by gdp661 on 01/08/2014

    I got the update for bbm and when I went on to it all my contacts were deleted and I had no pin so I can't do anything. This app went from ok-good to being just terrible as I've to make a new account for no reason just to stay in touch with old friends

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    by Pranjali Dange on 01/08/2014

    Love the app!!