BlackBerry BBM Beta Now Available For Windows Phone 8 Users

As promised last week, BlackBerry has finally released its popular instant messaging application BBM for Windows Phone devices. However, this is the beta version of the app and has been released for the first time for the general public.

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BlackBerry BBM Beta Now Available For Windows Phone 8 Users

BBM app for the beta testers went live in the Windows Phone Store last week. Then the company announced saying that the Windows Phone platform got 10,000 sign-ups within 24 hours after the registrations began earlier this month.

However, since it is finally up for download for Windows Phone devices, the Nokia Lumia users, especially will be able to use it. It should be noted that BlackBerry Messenger has made its debut on Windows Phone 8 and higher platform.

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"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.

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The app has been built specifically for the Windows Phone experience, and BBM users will have a "familiar, native user experience that embraces the clean, modern design of the Windows Phone UI".

BlackBerry Messenger provides features similar to those that are available on other platforms, including BBM Chats, BBM Groups, which can offer up to 50 people in the chat room, Find Friends, BBM Feeds, Pin' to Start and other features like secure messaging, BBM Voice and BBM Channels. It competes with such messaging services as WhatsApp, Line and WeChat.

BBM has more than 85 million active monthly users and 160 million registered users.

You can download the app from here.

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