Johannesburg - For anybody who has not yet discovered WhatsApp, Blackberry’s instant messaging service BBM will soon be available for users of iPhone and Android phones as well.
People who download the app will have their own unique pin. The app will be available for download on Google Play and the App Store by the end of the week.
“With more than a billion Android, iOS, and BlackBerry smartphones in the market, and no dominant mobile messaging platform, this is the time to bring BBM to Android and iPhone customers,” said Andrew Bocking, executive vice-president for BBM at BlackBerry. – The Star
BBM for Android and iPhone features:
BBM Chat – Enjoy real, immediate conversations with friends on Android, iPhone and BlackBerry smartphones. Not only does BBM let you know that your message has been delivered and read, it also shows you that your friend is responding to the message.
More than chat – With BBM you can share files on your phone such as photos and voice notes, all in an instant.
Keep your group in the loop – Multi-person chats are a great way to invite contacts to chat together. BBM Groups lets you invite up to 30 friends to chat together, and go a step further than multi-chat by sharing photos and schedules. And, with Broadcast Message, you can send a message out to all your BBM contacts at once.
Post Updates and stay in the know – BBM lets you post a personal message, profile picture and your current status, and lets your contacts know instantly in Updates.
Your unique PIN – Every BBM user has a unique PIN that maintains your privacy, so you don’t have to give out your phone number or email address to a new or casual contact.
* BBM will be available for Android on September 21 and iPhone on September 22