BlackBerry Messenger commonly known as BBM is the best way to connect and share instant messages, pictures and more for free, in real time. The official version for BlackBerry is now available for Android. Some of you might be surprised to know that BlackBerry’s BBM client has a whopping 60 million users as of a few months ago, but it`s not as much as Whatsapp’s 200 million, So BlackBerry officials thought to introduce BBM for Android & iphone
BBM lets you protect your privacy by controlling various features and setting in it.
How to Use BBM for Android & iphone?
The PROCESS : Blackberry have recently launched BBM for Android & iphone Users,Anyone can sign up for the service through a BlackBerry ID which is required to log-in into the app. If you don’t have a BlackBerry ID, you can create one by providing your email ID and choosing a password. After singing in the BBM for iOS app assigns you a PIN in a manner similar to BlackBerry Messenger it links with the phone’s unique PIN number, if you try to access your account from another device with the same BlackBerry ID, it will ask if you`d like to switch the account to new device, so one ID can be used only on one device.
Coming to the message part, you can chat with a single user, in groups where you create or join a group and chat and even be in a group with people who aren’t part of your BBM contact list up to 30 members can be added in a group. Text, emoticons, voice notes and pictures can be shared in chats, and sending PDF documents are not possible in BBM.
The app lets you know if your message has been delivered and even read by the other users by placing a ‘D’ and ‘R’ sign next to the message. It also lets you know when other person is typing message by a ping alert.
DEFECTS : Unlike other chat apps such as WhatsApp, Line and WeChat, BBM doesn’t support video file transfers and sharing contacts. It also doesn’t offer push to chat, however BlackBerry mentions that BBM Voice (voice chat) will also be introduced to BBM for iOS and Android in future.
On native BlackBerry OS platform, it offers BBM Voice calling and BBM Video calling (only on BlackBerry 10).