BBM For iPhone Begins Rollout On Apple App Store [Download now]

BBM iPhone

While the wait continues for the Android version of BBM, iPhone users can now head to the Apple App Store to download their respective version!

The app is being released in a gradual, global rollout. It is scheduled to release at 12:01 AM on September 22nd, but the rollout schedule goes by your own region’s time zone. The first country to receive BBM for iPhone is New Zealand. But with every hour, the app will become available to more users, with the full rollout completing less than 23 hours from the time of this post. The app description mentions the following features:

Instant Chat:
• Immediately know when your messages have been delivered (D’s) and read (R’s)
• Know when contacts are responding to your message
• Say it with a variety of emoticons for every mood and emotion.

Chat and Share with many at once:
• Groups – Create or join a group and chat, share pictures lists, and appointments with the whole group. You can even be in a group with people who aren’t part of your BBM contact list.
• Multi-chat – Invite multiple contacts to participate in a chat together.
• Broadcast – Send a message to multiple BBM contacts at one time.

There’s more to share with BBM:
• Share voice notes
• Share photos
• Share URLs

Personalize your Profile and keep it fresh:
• Choose a different profile picture and update your personal status whenever you want, in an instant – so your profile will always reflect the way that you feel.
• Profile pictures (avatars) can be updated using images, pictures or even animated pictures (GIFs).

Stay in control:
• With 2-way opt-in, you have control over who messages you.
• Invites via PIN/QR mean that there is no need to share e-mail or phone number if you prefer not to, which provides control over how you are contacted.

BBM Channels, Voice, and Video are said to be “coming soon” to the iPhone version as well, but it should make for an excellent replacement for SMS and MMS until then.

Feel free to share your BBM PINs in our members/meet section – keep the PIN sharing thread going!


Head on over here to download the app now!