Blackberry Messenger (BBM) app was released this week and there were over 10 million downloads in the first 24 hours. They are hoping to be one of the leading private social networks for people who need immediate communication and IM with privacy. You have the ability to share videos, images, and text in real time. You can also chat with groups as large as 30 people at once. That is definitely a nice feature. Other competitive apps would be WhatsApp which claim to have 350 million active users and also Kik Messenger with 80 million.
The features provided within the app include:
- BBM Chat – Lets you know that your messages have been delivered and read. Also shows when someone is responding.
- Multi-Person Chat – Invite up to 30 friends to chat together and also share files, calendars, and photo albums.
- File Sharing – Share files such as photos and voice notes.
- Personal Status – Post a personal message, current status, and have a profile picture.
- Unique PIN – You can maintain privacy by not sharing your phone number or email address, just share your unique BBN PIN.
Voice and Video Calling – This will work for both Android and iPhone/iOS users.