BBM For iOS And Android Launching Today


After a halt in its initial release, BlackBerry’s messaging platform will land in Google Play, the App Store and select Samsung App Stores in the coming hours, the company announced today. It will be available globally, which is good news for BBMers everywhere.

To manage anticipated demand, BlackBerry is implementing a wait list, those who signed up to receive the latest on BBM for iOS and Android at will be able to use the service right away, the company wrote.

If you didn’t, you’ll need to wait until you’re given the green light. To get started on your BBM journey, download BBM (BlackBerry noted the easiest way to do this is to go to from your Android or iPhone browser). After install, open the app and input your email address, which will put secure you a spot in the wait list.

BlackBerry said it will email users as soon as they reach the front of the line, at which point they can start using the app. It gave no ETA for how long this will all take, but it did swore it’s focused on getting everyone set up with BBM ASAP.

Users can check on how fast the line is moving by following @BBM on Twitter, and look for an update from the BlackBerry team tomorrow to see how things are progressing.

BlackBerry also promised to share details on improvements the company has made to the app.