Tuesday, 22 October 2013

BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) For Android [Official Link]

BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) For Android
BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) For Android

BBM for Android and iPhone is now officially here. The IM application took awhile to get official following extensive delays but is now live inside Apple’s App Store and the Google Play store.

Designed as an alternative to IM clients like WhatsApp and Google Hangouts, BBM is one of the better-known messaging applications, enjoying around 60 million users worldwide.

With its release as a cross-platform app, a move confirmed way back in May 2013, BlackBerry will hope to add a substantial number of users to this already impressive figure, although the company has a long way to go before it catches its biggest rival, WhatsApp which currently boasts around 200 million active users. 

Below is everything you need to know about BBM for Android and iOS, including video previews, news and everything that happened during the application’s turbulent run up to launch. Ladies and Gentlemen, we give you: the BBM saga… 

BBM for Android and iPhone to get free voice calling
BlackBerry has announced an update to BBM for Android and iPhone coming in 2014, bringing with it free voice calls on both platforms. BBM will offer free calls to any BBM contact around the world which rivals Skype, WhatsApp and Google’s Voice calling services.

BBM Voice has been available on BlackBerry products since December 2012 but will now become available on the iPhone and Android apps which were launched in October. You’ll be able to use the app to contact any other BBM user no matter what handset they own.

Other updates coming in 2014 includes BBM’s chat room, Channels. BlackBerry said, “By creating your own channel you can start conversations sparked by your thoughts, ideas and passions. Subscribing to a BBM channel lets you join conversations with others who share your interests.”

BlackBerry is also bringing the option to share photos, voice notes and locations in the app. There are also a number of emoticons coming to BBM, because everyone still uses emoticons, right?

BlackBerry continued, “We’re beta testing these features now for release on Android, iPhone and BlackBerry 10 in the next couple months so stay sharp, they’ll be here before you know it.” The features will be coming at any point in 2014 so don't expect an update with these features on January 1.

Features offered by BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) For Android include: 
Chat with friends on Android, BlackBerry and iPhone:
• BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) For Android is always on and always connected – no app to open
• Know when messages have been delivered (D’s) and read (R’s)
• Share photos, files, documents, voice notes and more 
• See when contacts are responding to your message
• Emoticons for every mood and emotion let you express yourself

BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) For Android lets you protect your privacy. You control it:
• You chose how to share your information - BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) For Android 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 – BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) For Android 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 

BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) For Android contact list.
• Multi-person chats – Invite multiple contacts to have a chat together.
• Broadcast messages – Send a message to multiple BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) For Android contacts at one time.

Create your own BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) For Android 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
All Android and iPhone will then be connected to the BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) For Android service using PIN. So, have you known how to get the PIN? Read on then!
BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) For Android
BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) For Android on The Official Site
According to Senior Director Channel Marketing ASIA Pacific of BlackBerry, Krishnadeep Baruah; "all you need to do is simply register yourself to get the BlackBerry ID, and your ID will be converted to PIN by the BlackBerry's system".

Krishnadeep said that BlackBerry ID can also be used to sync the data of BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) For Android user.

All Android and iPhone users who previously use BlackBerry handset can get all their contact data using BB ID, so they don't need to move their data again. 

BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) For Android app can also be transferred to another handset with the help of the same BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) For Android PIN, as long as there is one activated BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) For Android ID.

The use of BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) For Android PIN is claimed to be safer to save the personal user data. They don't need to give their device number or email to anyone in order to chat in BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) For Android.

Step by Step to Set BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) For Android After Installation:
  • Create Blackberry ID here
  • Download BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) For Android from the link given below
  • Open BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) For Android on your phone
  • Input your BlackBerry ID 
  • Fill the 'Country' and 'Date of Birth' then tap on submit
  • Take a note on the PIN number that is shown on the screen on a paper then tap on continue
  • If you want to invite your friends by PIN, SMS, or Email you can tap on the icon given but if you just want to skip this, just tap on SKIP.
  • You can set up your profile, upload profil picture, etc.
  • You are done. Enjoy BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) For Android

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