You all remember BBM right? Good, just checking. Anyway, BlackBerry’s instant messaging service has finally found its way onto Windows Phone.
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The announcement comes just under a year after the service, which is one of the things BlackBerry is hedging its bets on as it aims to survive as a company, launched on iOS and Android.
According to BlackBerry, the latest version of BBM has been built specifically for the Windows Phone experience with a UI that will be familiar to users of the OS.
“We are intent on bringing the most popular application experiences to Windows Phone, and with BBM, we are pleased to bring many of its top features to the Windows Phone platform,” said Bryan Biniak, Vice President and General Manager, Developer Experience, Microsoft. “BBM on Windows Phone brings our customers the secure, easy-to-use messaging experience they demand, and we expect that new features will roll out in the months to come.”
“As the popularity of BBM continues to grow, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to expand its availability to the Windows Phone community,” said John Sims, President Global Enterprise Services at BlackBerry. “The BBM app for Windows Phone shows our commitment to supporting cross-platform capabilities, and we are excited to be working with Microsoft to deliver a new level of collaboration to the Windows Phone platform.
Most of the usual BBM features, including BBM Chats, Find Friends, BBM Groups, BBM Feeds and Pin to Start.