The Birth of BlackBerry MessengerX
August 1, 2005
Originally planned to be included as part of the BES 4.1 release, BlackBerry Messenger got a bit of a head start, as employees began to share the beta internally at Research In Motion (now BlackBerry). See more...
Only a handful of people were involved in the first version of BBM, which was originally called QuickMessenger until Jeremy Kettle coined the term BBM – BlackBerry Messenger – during an early meeting.
Designed to allow you to have a PIN-to-PIN messaging conversation with another BlackBerry user. It also supported group-chat and provided users with the availability status of other contacts, tracks message delivery status, file transfers, and much more.
BlackBerry Connection introduces BBM
BBM Special CharactersX
2006 - 2008
As the BlackBerry Community grow strong, users found hidden Special Characters to use on BBM.
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PIN Barcode Scanning & GPS
BB6 & Connected AppsX
July 28, 2011
Announced the launch of BBM 6, along with BBM connected apps from the BlackBerry developer community to deliver a whole new social app experience to TeamBlackBerry.
They are BlackBerry applications that leverage the power of BBM 6 to incorporate your favorite aspects of BBM!
November 2, 2011
Beta release of the BBM™ Music app, available in Canada, the United States and Australia.
With a BBM Music Premium subscription, users could access far more than 50 songs. To start your BBM Music profile, you can choose up to 50 songs from the millions in our catalog.
BBM enters the DictionaryX
September 13, 2012
BlackBerry Messenger (BBM ™) hit a new milestone. It officially entered modern-day vocab with the announcement that BBM is to be included in the latest edition of the Collins English Dictionary!
The inclusion reflects the extraordinary global popularity of BBM. In recent years, the term ‘BBM’ has transcended its technological origins to become a part of the everyday language of millions.
BBM 7 Released with BBM VoiceX
December 10, 2012
BBM 7 gives you the freedom to choose how you connect with your BBM contacts. It is designed so you can seamlessly switch from a BBM message to a BBM Voice call for free over Wi-Fi.
It is designed so you can seamlessly switch from a BBM message to a BBM Voice call for free over Wi-Fi.
- BBM upgrade notifications
- BBID Synchronization
- 16 Additional emoticons
BBM goes Cross Platform
November 26, 2013
BBM Channels for BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry OS devices has officially launched!
BBM Channels is a great way to have real conversations with people across the world, whether you’re engaging with others across a variety of BBM Channels or creating your own and connecting with new BBM Channels Contacts.
April 1, 2014
Add some more fun to your BBM chats with the introduction of stickers available in the new BBM Shop!
BBM customers will be able to download a variety of sticker packs right inside BBM from the BBM Shop. Each sticker pack contains between 20 and 25 stickers and features content developed by talented artists or relating to a theme or a character.
- Send larger files (up to 16MB on BlackBerry 10, Android and iPhone) so you can share higher quality photos, longer videos and bigger attachments
- Share pictures in multi-person chats making it easy to send a pic several people and chat about it together
Android Wear SupportX
January 7, 2015
The wait is over. BlackBerry unveiled BBM’s integration with Android Wear at Mobile World Congress (MWC).
BBM is officially available on a wristwatch near you. You can receive alerts when new BBM messages come in, read your messages, respond using voice recognition and more.
1 Billion BBM Shop VisitsX
The BBM Shop hit 1 billion user views, proving that BBM users are enthusiastically customizing their favorite messaging app to make it an even more useful tool.
Today, 72% of users with access to BBM Shop interact with the “virtual goods” (stickers, music, games, etc.) each month.
Private Chat IntroducedX
June 26, 2015
No names, no profile pictures, and the chat ends automatically after a short period of time. Now the screenshot is useless, because no one knows who said what!
Private Chat is included in the new Privacy and Control Subscription, which replaces the existing Timed and Retracted Messages Subscription.
Android Material Design Update
BBM IS 10 YEARS OLD!X
August 1, 2015
10th anniversary of the birth of BBM.
What started as a simple PIN-to-PIN, text-only, BlackBerry smartphone instant messaging solution has become a thriving, cross-platform global social network with text, visual and animated messages, money transfer options, secure video meetings, and an incredibly engaged community.