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BBM for Android and iOS downloaded 10 million times within 24 hours


After BlackBerry resumed the rollout of its standard messaging app, BBM or BlackBerry Messenger, to Android and iOS users, it reported that the app had been downloaded over 10 million occasions by way of Android and iPhone customers, some of the perfect single-day openings for a mobile app up to now.

Saying the milestone, BlackBerry introduced that BBM had additionally developed into the number 1 free app in iTunes App store in additional than 75 international locations within the first 24 hours, together with the united states, Canada, the united kingdom, Indonesia, and most of the Middle East. It additionally introduced that user rankings in both the iTunes App Store and Google Play had been largely sure, earning BBM 60,000 five-celebrity evaluations on Google Play from about 87,000 reviews.


“This has been an improbable launch for BBM throughout Android and iPhone gadgets. The mobile messaging market is full of opportunities for BBM. We intend to be the prime private social community for everybody who wants the speedy communication and collaboration of instant messaging combined with the privateness, keep watch over and reliability delivered through BBM,” mentioned Andrew Bocking, executive vice-chairman BBM at BlackBerry.

BlackBerry’s well-liked instant messaging platform, BlackBerry Messenger or BBM, eventually landed on non-BlackBerry OS systems, Android and iOS, on Monday, after a extend of greater than a month.

The app allows users to replace texts, voice notes, and pictures with every different. It also deals with crew chat. Customers wish to sign in with a BlackBerry id following which a PIN is allocated to them, in a fashion similar to BlackBerry Messenger on BlackBerry. Customers can then add pals with the aid of sharing their PIN with friends by using SMS, e-mail, and social networks in addition to QR codes.

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It can be price mentioning that one BlackBerry identity can most effective be used on a single software at a given time. On its native BlackBerry OS platform, BBM offers voice calling via BBM Voice and video chat via BBM Video (only on BlackBerry 10).

BlackBerry has reiterated that BBM Voice (voice chat) can even be introduced to BBM for iOS and Android, someday, along with BBM Channels (broadcast teams) and BBM Video (video chat).