Following on from our BBM story a couple of weeks ago, we’re happy to announce the public availability of BBM Beta for Windows Phone 8 and higher.
More than 85 million people around the world use BlackBerry’s instant messaging service across a multitude of platforms. Its arrival on Windows Phone is an exciting one, as expressed by John Sims, President Global Enterprise Services at BlackBerry:
“As the popularity of BBM continues to grow, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to expand its availability to the Windows Phone community.
The BBM app for Windows Phone is an exciting new chapter for the BBM service, and we are excited to be working with Microsoft to deliver a new level of collaboration to the Windows Phone platform.”
BBM Beta for Windows Phone delivers these renowned features:
The Chats page is where you’ll find all of your chats; one-on-one, multi-person, or group chats.
Chats can consist of simple text messages, voice notes, your location, and photos from your gallery or directly from your camera.
Chats also include BBM signature “R” and “D” notifications that allow you to see when a message has been read or delivered.
Up to 50 people can be added to a group chat, meaning nobody need miss out on any of the conversation.
Chat, share photos and schedules with all of your friends.
Don’t talk to yourself; get all of your mates involved.
You can invite your friends to be included in your BBM contact list right from within the app by sharing your BBM PIN.
Who’s doing what, where and when? You can check out your friends’ latest status updates or profile photos from within the feed list.
It’s here that you can also make your own status update, so everybody knows what you’re up to.
‘Pin’ to Start
To keep your BBM Group or one-on-one chats just a single tap away, you can pin them to your Start screen.
BBM Beta for Windows Phone focuses on bringing the speed, privacy and security of BBM – loved by millions around the world – to Windows Phone 8 devices. Version 2 is already in the works, with additional Windows Phone features planned.
BBM Beta is free to download and available from the Windows Phone Store now.
Have you downloaded it yet?