Blackberry application (BBM) is an instant messenger which is available for free. At first BBM application was exclusively for Blackberry devices. But later it became available for Android and iOS devices as well. BBM is an excellent instant messenger which is fast and secure. Want to find out more about this application and what it has to offer? Read this article to learn how to get the most out of this instant messenger.
Why use BBM application
In comparison to other messengers such as WhatsApp or Viber, BBM messenger is easy to use and it is also very fast. BBM has all the things that is necessary for competing with other best instant messengers. One major reason for using BBM application is that it offers free voice calls with an acceptable quality. One major drawback of BBM however is that there are few people who use BBM. So your friends may not be familiar with BBM and you can’t convince all of them to switch to it.
How to use BBM application
BBm is among the applications which is absolutely easy to use. First of all, download the application from Play Store or App Store. Next, you need to create an account. Then you will be given a ‘PIN’ which is your username. In order to add contacts to your BBM, you can use your QR code or you can share your PIN with your friends. Once you have added your friends, you can start chatting with them. BBM is free of charge, but features such as custom PIN or special stickers will cost if you would like to use them.
BBM application features
Here are some of the features that this great messenger has to offer:
PINs instead of usernames
In order to offer more privacy, BBM application provides users with an ID instead of a username. This means that other users can’t guess your username. To contact someone through BBM messenger, you need to know the person and have previous contact with them in order to provide them with your BBM PIN.
This feature of BBM application allows you to send a message to all of your contacts. Broadcast feature can you used to send out an alert to your contacts. But it can also be used to send contact information to other BBM users.
BBM voice calling
BBM calling feature allows you to call other BBM users through the internet free of any charge. You can call your friends across borders with BBM application. Just click the call button in the chat page to call your friend.
BBM Video calling
As well as voice calling, BBM also allows you to make video calls with your other BBM friends
Send your location
You can use BBM application to share your location with your friends. In order to do that, just tap on the paper clip icon on the chat page and send your location. This way you can allow your friends to know where you are or you can send your address for them. But be careful not to share your location with just any one!
BBM Timed messages
This feature is somewhat similar to Telegram Secret Chat feature. Timed messages feature allow you set a timer for your messages so that they will be deleted when the time is up. Messages can be timed to last for 1, 3, 5, 10, 15 or 25 seconds and after that they cannot be viewed using the app. However, users can always take a screenshot from the messages.
QR code PIN
BBM application comes with a built-in QR code scanner which can be used to scan other people’s QR codes. You can add contacts by placing Your phone camera on other people’s BBM QR code or PIN.
This is the part where BBM application users can scroll through and find out what their friends have been up to lately.
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