After years of BBOS, could not see me using any other communications device. Then the Priv came out. Now BBM is in almost every OS. Everyone has the opportunity to use the very best solution with a ton of free options that used to be a subscription only. Keep up the great work! :D
Quite a versatile messaging app without any quirks. Been using it from my BlackBerry days and now with my android phone too. Glympse is a fantastic component. It allows others to follow your movements on a map. Put it to good use during my holiday in Sri Lanka. This is probably one of the most useful features in BBM. For example, managers can use this to monitor lone-workers for their safety, or you could monitor your loved ones' progress home late at night etc. Last couple of months been getting many unexpected invites, however this seems to have stopped now. I'm not sure if messages are encrypted like Whatsapp.
I had owned BlackBerry devices for years and was a big fan of BBM at the time. Now that it's a stand alone app, it's one of the worst messaging services out there. Constant pop up ads, spam requests from other users trying to add you as a contact in a language I do not speak, and monetization through the purchase of stickers. This was once the go to brand for business professionals. Now unless you're a 12 year old child, I do not recommend this app.
I've always been a fan of BBM, but I don't understand why BBM on a BlackBerry devices shows ads. BlackBerry users should be exempt from this? Afterall, the BlackBerry Hub+ apps don't give me ads, nor should BBM on a BlackBerry device. And why can't I video chat with users on BlackBerry 10 OS? I also get random invites, on very frequent basis, from people that are from the other side of the planet. I'm not impressed.
After switching from BBM on BB10 to BBM on Android, I'm massively disappointed. I get 5+ invites from random Indonesian people per week and have to view ads. You want to have ads for non-BlackBerry users, fine, but for Priv/DTEK owners, there shouldn't be ads!
Absolutely ridiculous that a company known for security would allow this app to not have a way of stopping random invites, daily, from names I can't even pronounce. Has become a daily ritual to try and block all these invites but I've decided it's a losing battle. No wonder blackberry is dying. I am deleting this app immediately after posting this comment. Not worth the hassle.
- Introduced ability to sign in using phone number or email
- Existing users with email accounts can add a phone number to their profile and easily find new friends on BBM
- BBM Discover screen is in list view for easier discoverability
- Improved discoverability of channel chat with the introduction of channel representative
- User can report invites as spam