After a seemingly never ending wait, the once legendary (still is, to some extent) BlackBerry Messenger app, popularly known as BBM, has officially landed on iOS. Although the app was supposed to have launched on Android as well, it is acting a little shy as of now. But no worries, expect the Play Store page of BBM for Android to be live in a couple of hours at the max, and after that, we all can go straight to Facebook to make a "BBM Pin: xxxx" status update.
Here's the official list of features of BBM for iOS/Android:
• Immediately know when your messages have been delivered (D's) and read (R's)
• Know when contacts are responding to your message
• Say it with a variety of emoticons for every mood and emotion.
Chat and Share with many at once:
• Groups - Create or join a group and chat, share pictures lists, and appointments with the whole group. You can even be in a group with people who aren't part of your BBM contact list.
• Multi-chat - Invite multiple contacts to participate in a chat together.
• Broadcast - Send a message to multiple BBM contacts at one time.
There's more to share with BBM:
• Share voice notes
• Share photos
• Share URLs
Stay in control:
• With 2-way opt-in, you have control over who messages you.
• Invites via PIN/QR mean that there is no need to share e-mail or phone number if you prefer not to, which provides control over how you are contacted.