Blackberry’s once exclusive messaging platform will be available for Android phones via Google Playstore on September 21 and iPhones via Apple Appstore on September 22. This app will bring the BBM experience to a larger user base as Blackberry sales continue to drop.
Previously, the BBM APK was leaked but is not yet working. You can download it from here if you want to try it out with your Android phone.
Here’s what you’ll see when you open up Blackberry Messenger:
|Blackberry Messenger start screen for Android and iPhones.
BBM Features for Android and iPhone
BBM Video Chat was recently demonstrated using the newest Blackberry phone, Blackberry Z30 but you won’t get that with BBM for Android and iPhone. At least, not for now.
BBM for Android and iPhones will have BBM chat, photo and file sharing and group chat of up to 30 friends.
You can invite your friends to join you in a BBM chat by sending a unique BBM Pin instead of an email address. This makes privacy conscious people feel more secure.
BBM System Requirements
Not all Android phones can enjoy BBM on September 21. Only those that are running Android 4.0 and above can install the app while iOS 6 and up is needed by iPhone users.