Blackberry has finally answered the incredible number of requests they have received to launch BBM on Windows Phone and expects to reach millions of Windows Phone users within the coming weeks.
Unlike BBM for Android and IOS, Blackberry has changed the native experience of the BBM that matches the Windows Phone UI. By just swiping left and right, users can browse between Contacts, Chats and Feeds. Common actions and additional options are placed at the bottom of the page. Another useful feature added is the ability to pin a BBM contact to the start menu so users will be directed towards the chat window when selected. This is similar to the BBM Contact shortcut in the BBM for Android for easier access.
With BBM for Windows Phone you have the usual features such as initiate chats with one or more contacts, share pictures, voice notes, and location. BBM Groups will let you connect and share up to 50 contacts and offers a shared photo album where group members can comment on the pictures. Shared calendars, shared lists and Broadcast messages will also be included. Unique features such as stickers, BBM Voice, BBM Channels and location sharing powered by Glympse will be added in future releases.
Windows Phone users can now sign up to take part in the BBM Beta for Windows Phone at the BBM Beta program’s website.