BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) has proved to be a bit hit for BlackBerry, Android and iOS devices. And as of July 31, Windows smartphone users can now download the popular chat app.
BlackBerry recently announced its collaboration with Microsoft, which allows Windows 8 phones and higher to use BBM. BBM already has 85 million monthly users.
“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,” Bryan Biniak, Microsoft vice president and general manager of developer experience, was quoted as saying. “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.”
Developed in 2005, BBM continues to be one of the largest private social messaging systems. The Windows phone app has been specifically designed to bring users the easiest use while still remaining true to BBM’s original form.
“As the popularity of BBM continues to grow, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to expand its availability to the Windows Phone community,” John Sims, BlackBerry president of global enterprise services, was quoted as saying. “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.”