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Official launch of BlackBerry Messenger on September 21

What is it BlackBerry Messenger? It’s like WhatsApp, but it had existed before, and it was exclusive for the smartphones of the Canadian company. Now, it will be available in versions for Android and iOS, as had been rumored for many months. The new version of BlackBerry Messenger for Android will not be different from the one present in the company’s smartphones. Actually, it will be the same, mainly highlighting its chat system, which after all is the heart of this application.

BBM Chat will allow users to chat with other users of the application, whether they have Android, iPhone or BlackBerry. This application lets you know when the message has been sent and when the user has received and read it. Also, it lets us know when they are writing a response. That is, it looks a lot like WhatsApp, although in theory it is possible to know when you have read the sent message.

On the other hand, it also allows you to send voice notes as well as multimedia files. So far, all the same as in WhatsApp. However, we began to find differences in group conversations. While WhatsApp allows you to create groups of 50 users, BlackBerry allows you to create groups of only 30 users. However, it also has a quite remarkable possibility, which is the Broadcast Message function, through which we can send a message to all the users that we have added in BlackBerry Messenger. It is similar to the broadcast of WhatsApp, but being able to send it to all users at once.

In addition, it includes a function that has become necessary and that it seems that WhatsApp has not just launched, which is the status updates. Not only can we configure a phrase that defines and identifies us, along with a photograph, but we can also regularly publish phrases. And we can see all the publications of our contacts through the Updates section.

Lastly, we have a unique PIN that identifies us. We do not have to give our email or our phone to someone if we do not want to. Simply give our identification PIN number.

VoIP phone and video calls

And if this were not enough, BlackBerry affirms that they are working to add a new function to the Android application, and it is the possibility of making video calls and voice calls using the data network. However, it will come in the future. On Saturday the new application can be downloaded from Google Play. Those with an iPhone can download it on Sunday.