The company logo is see at the Blackberry campus in Waterloo, in this September 23, 2013 file photo. A report of a possible second expression of interest in Blackberry Ltd reversed a stock price slide on Wednesday, after the struggling smartphone maker announced $400 million in pre-tax charges related to cuts announced last month. REUTERS/Mark Blinch/ Files
Blackberry messenger has been quite a rage amongst android and iOS users. With more than 6 million users waiting in line to use it made this messenger app one of the most popular ones the key features of the BlackBerry messenger are quite user friendly.
Some of the features that are expected to be coming soon in near future are Voice and Video Calling. These features are expected to be launched within months.
The app already has some user friendly key features that make the Messenger experience over the phone quite enjoyable.
Here is How to Use BBM
Like any other messenger over phone BBM also allows its users the primary feature of a messenger that is to chat and share with friends. Earlier this was only restricted to users of the BlackBerry device, but now one can chat and share with friends using BlackBerry, Android and iOS based smart phones.
It allows sending and receiving messages with unlimited character length. Chatting becomes fun with its adorable emoticons. It is said that video calling and voice chat feature are expected in near future.
The users of the app can share files such as photos, documents, voice notes and more. One can also share location information, contact information and the music that are playing on your smart phone.
The users of the messenger can also participate in a group chat which means one can share messages and files with more than one person at the same time. One can create a group and invite other users to be a part of it. People who are not friends with each other can also chat in the group without adding each other.
Privacy on BBM
BlackBerry has prioritized providing privacy and security of its customers above all. To do so, they have eliminated the use of email addresses or phone numbers to add a contact. Instead, they allot a BB PIN which is unique to all its users. This PIN provides the user complete control and discretion over who can add and contact them. Adding is a two-way process, ensuring person's privacy.
Also, the stringent registration details do not allow logins from multiple devices unlike many other messengers over smart phones. All of these ascertain user privacy on this messenger. The messages are only sent to someone whose PIN is known, removing the chances of unwanted messages.
BlackBerry Messenger for android and iOS users can bring in some pleasant change. Its privacy features make it a good option for people who prefer a secure platform. Use it if you have your friends and acquaintances using it.
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