BBM – An Incredible First Week on Android and iPhone


BBM for Android

One week ago we launched BBM for iPhone and Android. What a week it’s been! With the addition of more than 20 million new users on BBM, we are now at over 80 million monthly active users* of BBM across BlackBerry, Android and iPhone, and #teamBlackBerry is thrilled. During its first week, BBM was the top free overall app in 35 countries on Google Play™ and in 107 countries in the App StoreSM and continues to maintain a strong position in key markets such as Canada, the US, the UK, Indonesia and much of the Middle East, to name a few.

Clearly, the momentum of BBM for BlackBerry, Android and iPhone continues to grow and while we are excited by the download numbers we saw this week, downloads do not speak to the way people interact with each other using BBM and we will now focus on active use of BBM – the connections being made and the conversations in which our BBM community engages.

During this first week, the BBM team also worked to quickly publish updates for both iPhone and Android users that introduced additional features and performance enhancements. On Saturday, we removed the line-up from Google Play and the App Store and customers can now download, sign in and start using BBM!

For those of you new to BBM, welcome! Be sure to check out our how-to videos and getting started guide. These will help you get the most out of BBM and discover all that it has to offer. The feedback on BBM’s immediacy in message delivery, the ease of use BBM offers and the reliability offered by the delivery [D] and read [R] notifications has been absolutely amazing!

To our long-time BBM users on BlackBerry, thank you. Thank you for inviting your colleagues, friends and family to join you on BBM over the last week, and for sharing your passion for BBM with them. I also want to thank the BBM team and the employees at BlackBerry. The tremendous success we’ve seen this week wouldn’t be possible without your hard work, dedication and commitment.

One of the hidden gems of our launch that is now coming to light is our sharing tool at, which helps our users quickly add new contacts to BBM. There is also a new way to share your PIN so that Android and iPhone customers can easily click it and add you to BBM: We are seeing a lot of excitement as people share PINs and get connected on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more.

BBM is set apart in the mobile messaging space by offering immediacy and a feeling of connecting and collaboration that mirrors the feeling of a face-to-face conversation, all within a simple and easy user experience.

We also put control back into people’s hands. Let’s not underestimate the importance of deciding who will have access to you and your information and how you will build a community of those people.

We still have a few more tricks up our sleeves and I will look to share more with you as we bring new features to BBM in the coming months.

*Monthly active users are defined as BBM users who send or receive any data through the BBM service within a given 30-day period.

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  • Med Nejja

    My bbm : 28ABDF4D

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  • edy

    Awesome app, since i moved from bb to android i have been missing bbm, now i got it u should be done this a ling time ago, there’s a couple of details on the android bbm app that make it not exactly as the 9ne on the blackberry phones but we the users hope that u keep updating it.

  • samah hamdy

    I love my family

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  • Humphrey

    Blackberry wil always be my phone of choice no matter what because its always been there for me, emails upto date, advance notifications and reminders, its the best and real definition of smart phone because it understands the users needs, to tje blackberry team, job well done all since i joined blackberry

  • Mandy

    Loving bbm on my Iphone you guys did a grate job
    Very thankful
    However i am a voiceover user and somethings aren’t working
    R for recieved D for delivered where to put a profile pic, how to delete an end chat
    Think in an update those things should be considered

    Thanks keep up the good work.

  • Matt

    Thank u bbm,keep up the good wrk

  • prateek

    When will #BBM be available for android 2.3 users ???

  • azis

    knp bbm g bisa d pasang d semua jenis android.jd pelayanannya kurang memuaskan bagi pengguna android.

  • brian goulding

    If bbm is a free app why do we in south africa have to pay for it ? Or are we paying for the data usage via cellular providers why do we need to buy a bis bundle ?

  • Charmaine

    I am so thriled that u r now on android etc! I’m upgrading in 5 weeks time abd was worried about costs. As I planned 2 get an Androiid phone but with bbm available now I’m no longer unsure!

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  • dorcas lepele

    I rally love blackberry,I don’t think there will be another phone that I will use besides this 1

  • Alex

    I am useing iPhone 4 I did download bbm but is not working ?

  • Roellanda

    Hey I have been an active user now more then a year..I am using a blackberry 8520..ias you stated that you are going to bring more features to BBM, does it mean you are going to update bbm for Blackberry 8520 users? Just want to know because we and the rest of the 8520 users feel forgotten..hahaha anyways replay on my email adress as qouted, thank you

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  • ken

    BBM is not working on my Pantech Brust …. Can you help me please I really meed BBM

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  • Robin Fisher

    When rumours were doing their rounds that BB was failing and going to go under earlier this year, I told my 22 year old son, “Don’t worry, people with common sense who use BBM and have uncapped BIS will never leave BB to go to the dark side!”

    He said, “You know what Dad? My friends who have all left BB are constantly without enough airtime and I can’t get hold of them now because they were stupid! They’ve got phones with better cameras but the can’t talk to or communicate with anyone because they’ve run out of airtime or sms’s. Whereas I can BBM my contacts anytime. I’m upset with them. Now that they can get BBM, I hope they come to their senses! They al made fun of me with my old BB, but guess who had the last laugh!”

    Thanks to you guys at RIM for proving that our faith in your ability to out-think the giants was not misplaced.

    BB will forever be the thinking man’s choice. Love you guys!

  • muliadi jaman

    Thank you….

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  • Tara case

    I find it unfair that i cant download it onto my iPod and nether can a lot of people so i think you should bring it out on all iPods as well then you will also get a lot more users

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