BBM lets you use your iPhone to connect with friends and colleagues through the BlackBerry chat service. You can connect to any other BBM users you choose, or you can invite people from your contact list to start using the app.
Message status: When you send someone a message through this app, you can see when it's been delivered and when it's been read. That way, you don't have to wonder if your message went through or if the person you sent it to has seen it or not.
Channels: In addition to the chat aspect of BBM you can also browse through channels created by other users or even create your own. Channel feeds contain all types of content depending on who created the Channel. Some of the popular Channels include those put out by the PGA Tour, CNBC, AccuWeather, and Rolling Stone, just to give you an idea of the types of content you'll find.
Exclusivity: While all of the chat and other features of this app are useful and work well, you can only use it to connect with other BBM users. If you don't have many connections with people already signed up or willing to sign up, you won't get much use out of it.
This is a great app if you frequently need to communicate with other BBM users. It runs smoothly, and the tutorial that opens when you start the app for the first time helps you get the hang of the interface quickly. The app is free, but there are some in-app purchases available, like packs of stickers for $1.99 each to use in your messages.
BBM is a FREE messaging app available for iPhone and other smartphones. BBM has unique features to protect your privacy and keep you in control: Retract - The ability to take back messages and photos, even after you've sent them. Retract before they've been 'R' (Read) and they'll never know. Timer - The ability to set a timer so that a message or photo can only be viewed for a set amount of time before it disappears. Glympse allows you to do the same with location. Private Chat - A special chat mode that disappears without a trace when you're finished. The BBM PIN - A way to share your contact information, without sharing your phone number or email address. This keeps you in control of who can send you messages at all times. Once blocked, they have no way of contacting you. PLUS, BBM HAS EVERYTHING YOU EXPECT FROM A MESSAGING APP: Free voice calling between BBM Contacts with BBM Voice. Quickly share photos, files, documents, voice notes and more. Know when messages have been delivered (D's) and read (R's). See when contacts are responding to your message. BBM is always on and always connected - no app to open. Hundreds of Stickers and Emoticons for every mood and emotion let you express yourself. Allow contacts to view your location live on a map, powered by GlympseCHAT WITH A GROUP. Invite additional BBM contacts to join a chat to make things more lively. Join at any time, and it ends when everyone leaves - up to 250 BBM contacts in one chat. BBM Groups - Setup a permanent BBM Group with your close friends or co-workers - not only can you chat, but also share pictures in a group Album, assign tasks to group members, and create calendar events for group members. Permanent BBM Groups can have up to 50 members. Broadcast messages - Get the word out in a flash by sending a broadcast message to multiple BBM contacts at one time. BBM CHANNELS. Get more of what you love in BBM by subscribing to BBM Channels that interest you. Posts from Channels that you have subscribed to appear in your BBM Feeds. Join the conversation and meet new BBM contacts through comments on Channel Posts. Create your own channel and build your subscribers to share your thoughts, ideas and passionsCreate your own BBM profile: Post a profile picture using images, pictures or even animated pictures (GIFs). Update your status to let people know what you're up to or how you feelDownload BBM for free today. Data charges may apply. While these features are designed to remove the message or picture the recipient's BBM chat view, they do not prevent recipients from capturing an image of the content by taking a screenshot or using an image capture device. Retracting a message after it has been read by the recipient will remove the message from the BBM chat view, but will not affect copies of the message that the recipient may have made prior to the message being retracted. Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.