BlackBerry BBM messenger for iOS launched, then pulled

BlackBerry BBM messenger for iOS released, then pulled

Over the weekend BlackBerry launched its BBM messenger app for iOS in some locales around the globe. Nevertheless, simply hours later BlackBerry determined to tug it from out there native App Shops and the Google Play retailer. This was achieved as a result of an unreleased model of the Android model of BBM was leaked on-line, which prompted safety and operability points to come up. This is what the corporate stated in a weblog submit saying they’ve pulled the app:

Our groups proceed to work across the clock to deliver BBM to Android and iPhone, however solely when it is prepared and we all know it is going to stay as much as your expectations of BBM. We’re pausing the worldwide roll-out of BBM for Android and iPhone. Clients who’ve already downloaded BBM for iPhone will have the ability to proceed to make use of BBM. The unreleased Android app can be disabled, and clients who downloaded it ought to go to to register for updates on official BBM for Android availability.

As quickly as we’re in a position, we’ll start a staggered nation roll-out of BBM for Android and proceed the roll-out of BBM for iPhone. Please comply with @BBM on Twitter for the newest updates and go to to signal-up for updates about BBM for Android and iPhone. These points haven’t impacted BBM service for BlackBerry.

When BBM for iPhone does return on-line, this is what you possibly can anticipate from the discharge:

BBM&commerce; is now right here for iPhone. One of the simplest ways to attach with anybody, anyplace totally free. Obtain it now.

Prompt Chat: • Instantly know when your messages have been delivered (D’s) and skim (R’s) • Know when contacts are responding to your message • Say it with quite a lot of emoticons for each temper and emotion.

Chat and Share with many directly: • Teams – Create or be a part of a gaggle and chat, share footage lists, and appointments with the entire group. You’ll be able to even be in a gaggle with individuals who aren’t a part of your BBM contact record. • Multi-chat – Invite a number of contacts to take part in a chat collectively. • Broadcast – Ship a message to a number of BBM contacts at one time.

There’s extra to share with BBM: • Share voice notes • Share pictures • Share URLs

Personalize your Profile and hold it recent: • Select a unique profile image and replace your private standing everytime you need, immediately – so your profile will all the time mirror the best way that you simply really feel. • Profile footage (avatars) could be up to date utilizing pictures, footage and even animated footage (GIFs).

Keep in management: • With 2-method choose-in, you’ve gotten management over who messages you. • Invitations by way of PIN/QR imply that there isn’t a have to share e-mail or telephone quantity for those who favor to not, which offers management over how you’re contacted.

Coming Quickly: BBM Channels, BBM Voice & BBM Video.

BBM for iOS is predicted to be a free obtain, when out there.

This text was initially revealed on Tuaw.

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