Jordan Crosby | On 21, Sep 2013
Blackberry’s messaging service BBM has finally arrived on both iOS and Android and is now available to download.
To run BBM on iOS devices you will have to be running iOS 6 or above and Android devices will have to be running Ice Cream Sandwich or above. The messaging service is completely free to download and to use.
• Immediately know when your messages have been delivered (D’s) and read (R’s)
• Know when contacts are responding to your message
• Say it with a variety of emoticons for every mood and emotion.
Chat and Share with many at once:
• Groups – Create or join a group and chat, share pictures lists, and appointments with the whole group. You can even be in a group with people who aren’t part of your BBM contact list.
• Multi-chat – Invite multiple contacts to participate in a chat together.
• Broadcast – Send a message to multiple BBM contacts at one time.
There’s more to share with BBM:
• Share voice notes
• Share photos
• Share URLs
Personalize your Profile and keep it fresh:
• Choose a different profile picture and update your personal status whenever you want, in an instant – so your profile will always reflect the way that you feel.
• Profile pictures (avatars) can be updated using images, pictures or even animated pictures (GIFs).
Stay in control:
• With 2-way opt-in, you have control over who messages you.
• Invites via PIN/QR mean that there is no need to share e-mail or phone number if you prefer not to, which provides control over how you are contacted.
It will be interesting to see if there is still another space for a multi platform messaging service with many people already invested their time in to competitors such as WhatsApp.
Blackberry has not had the best of weeks announcing just yesterday they are getting rid of 4,500 employes resulting in their stocks dropping more than 17% to $8.73.
BBM for iOS available for free in the App Store here: https://bit.ly/18hAzhW