BlackBerry Messenger “BBM” user guide for iOS and Android is available to download. Previously, this development has been a key feature of the BlackBerry OS platform and existed only in the version for your OS. Release BBM app in the App Store and Google Play is expected in the near future.
In early August the closed beta BlackBerry Messenger app for iOS and Android. At the moment the application is available only to participants of the program BlackBerry Beta Zone. In addition, testers must be a smartphone with iOS 6 and Android 4.0 or higher. Both versions have identical functionality to the original messenger for BlackBerry 10.1. This implies that users of other operating systems will be free to communicate with each other and make video calls.
“Among other features, BBM for other platforms, you will find the ability to send text messages, location data, photos and voice messages, change the status and profile image, create and connect to groups (up to 30 people),” – stated in the manual.
In June, the head of the Canadian company’s BlackBerry Thorsten Heins said that the Messenger BlackBerry Messenger will be available for iOS and Android “until the end of the summer.” Owners of the iPhone will be able to download the application BlackBerry Messenger in the next month.
At first, the competing systems will be only the basic functionality of the service, including messaging and with groups. In the messenger will be missing components such as BBM Voice and BBM Channel, as well as opportunities to show his companion screen and broadcast video. All of this should appear in BlackBerry Messenger for iOS and Android later this year.