BBM for Android & iPhone: Download Now, then Wait in Queue to Start Using

BBM for Android and iPhone
BBM for Android and iPhone
BBM for Android and iPhone

BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) is now available for Android and iOS mobile platforms in Google Play, App Store, and selected Samsung App Stores.

On 21st Oct 2013, BlackBerry announced that it has officially resume rollout of BBM for Android and BBM for iPhone around the globe.

You will see BBM in Google Play, App Store and in select Samsung App Stores. Yes, BBM is free to download.

However, BlackBerry is implementing a queuing system for those who are interested to install BBM on Android or iPhone:

  1. Visit from your Android or iPhone browser to download BBM.
  2. Install and open BBM app and enter your email address to hold your spot in line.
  3. BlackBerry will email you as soon as you reach the front of the line and can start using BBM.
BBM line-up
BBM line-up

Good news. If you are one of the millions who previously signed up for information about BBM at, you can start using BBM immediately without waiting in line.

Innitially, the launch dates for BBM for Android and BBM for iOS is September 21 and 22, respectively. BlackBerry is 1-month late.

BBM for iOS was released in Malaysia last month but was quickly halted due to demand strain on its servers, and then delayed BBM for Android launch.


BlackBerry to Release BBM for Android and iOS (iPhone/iPad)

BBM for Android and iOS (iPhone, iPad)
BBM for Android and iOS (iPhone, iPad)
BBM for Android and iOS (iPhone, iPad) (image by: fonearena)

Soon, you can text your BlackBerry friends using BBM for iOS and Android. (Tweet This)

During the BlackBerry Live event in Orlando, Florida, BlackBerry announced their plan to make BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) available to competitive mobile platforms in Summer 2013.

About BBM

BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) is the default instant messenger for BlackBerry devices using BlackBerry PIN. It can send messages, group chat, pictures, files, audio recording, voice call (video calls for BlackBerry 10), etc over the WiFi or mobile network.

BBM now has more than 60 million monthly active users who send and receive more than 10 billion messages each day.

BBM for Android and iOS

Upon release of BBM for Android and iOS (iPhone, iPad), BBM users would be able to connect with their family, friends, colleagues on BlackBerry, iOS and Android platforms. The invites are two-way opt-in to control who can add you.

Users can add BBM contacts through PIN, Email, SMS or QR code scan, as well as connect using compatible NFC-capable smartphone (BlackBerry and Android).

If approved by Apple App Store and Google Play, BBM will be available as a free download and support iOS 6 and Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or higher.

Sign up here to be notified when BBM is available on iOS and Android.