It's been a long time since BlackBerry's proprietary instant messenger app BBM got launched for Android and iOS devices. But the QWERTY smartphone maker didn't take any interest in making the app available for the Windows Phone devices until this week.
Yes, BBM has been made available for Windows Phone device, however for right now, it will be available only in the form of a private Beta version.
Reportedly, BlackBerry has started taking in the registrations for the testing the beta version of BBM for Windows Phone that would be available soon for all. It is apparent that the company has is trying to make it available in an open beta.
Windows phone users need not worry about the features in the app as BBM Chats for Windows Phone will also come with the ability to share pictures, voice notes and contacts. Additionally, users will also get other features like BBM Groups, Broadcast messages and more. BBM Groups will allow the users to connect and share with up to 50 contacts at the same time.
If you would have noticed earlier, BlackBerry also offers native UI for BBM that brings clean, modern design of the Windows Phone UI. The UI consists of a three tabs viz. Contacts, Chats and Feeds. The UX is simple to use as you will just have to swipe left and right to go from one to next tabs mentioned earlier.
Jeff Gadway, head of product and brand marketing for BBM said, "We'll be working to quickly add more features to BBM for Windows Phone such as stickers, BBM Voice, BBM Channels and location sharing powered by Glympse in the months ahead."
BlackBerry has also got plans to introduce stickers, BBM Voice, BBM Channels and location sharing powered by Glympse in coming months.
He further revealed that users can already head over to the Beta Zone to register for the application.Until you get a final version of the app, you might want to check out this beta version.