The wait is over - BBM is now available for Android

By James Richardson on 21 Oct 2013 02:48 pm
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At last it has arrived! It's been a rocky few weeks and things certainly haven't gone quite to plan but as of now, Android users can officially download BBM for their phones running Android Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean. For us BlackBerry users this means we'll now have a new way to instant message our Android friends.

They might need a bit of convincing, but as BlackBerry Messenger is free to download they certainly won't have anything to lose by giving it a try. Although they won't have all the features that us BlackBerry users do (yet), let's get them educated with the 'D' & 'R' and what their new PIN means - and let them enjoy the most secure way to instant message. 

So spread the word CrackBerry nation. Use what ever means possible to contact your Android buddies and get them to download BBM. I suspect they'll soon fall in love with it, like we all have. Or send them a link to this page and they can grab BBM from the link below: 

Download BBM for Android from Google Play

155 comments

mauro316

The app is listed under the company name BLACKBERRY and NOT BLACKBERRY LIMITED... is this how it's suposed to be?

Posted via BlackBerry Z10

Nharzhool

Maybe they changed it because it is listed as "BlackBerry Limited" on my screen...

andy957

Listed as "BBM" and company name BLACKBERRY LIMITED when I just looked at PlayStore from my S3 (Bell).

mauro316

They did... I just got home and looked again. Should have taken a screen shot.

Posted via BlackBerry Z10

TheTigerTek

Link is not working.

Posted via CB10

mrlahjr

First!!
Don't have android but I'll make sure my kids get it.

Posted via CB10

tvst28

Good parenting. :D

Posted from my Z10 running 10.2.0.1743

thedustytaco

Agreed, my parents got me into Wechat so why shouldnt any other parent get their children onto a communications service they prefer?

HigherThanMars

I think the security is a very important factor. Should be more advertised. I only have like 4 contacts on my BBM list, hopefully this will get some more on there.

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DirkManuel

Agreed that security is a high driver. I stil can't believe that Blackberry didn't jump all over the NSA snooping allegations by advertising BBM as NSA-proof. they have said many times since that there is no 'backdoor', but this should have been front and center of their marketing campaign in the weeks that followed. They need to be stressing it aggressively now.

digitalman101

Are you sure that BBM is NSA spying proof?

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DirkManuel

Well, I wouldn't guarantee anything, but Blackberry have repeatedly said that they don't hand over data and there are "no backdoors". As I understand it (although I could be wrong), BBM does not go over the carrier network but BB's, so it's not subject to whatever 'agreements' the carriers have with the NSA. I did wonder if BB's reticence to say they were NSA-proof was actually proof that they were not, but realisticaly I think their marketing department are just incompetent.

barney009

Well I know that a couple of years ago during the London riots the UK government asked Blackberry to give them access to BBM as they couldn't hack into it - BlackBerry said no!

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2WheelSpeed

BBM over BES is NSA proof. BBM over Wi-fi / Cellular can be intercepted easily.
I think the security is that BlackBerry is not likely to be snooping on your chat nor require you to upload all your contacts to their server which is not NSA proof.

Posted via CB10

prdamrican#AC

Google's link seems to be down... must be high demand?

Posted via CB10

unbreakablej

I tried searching it didn't work too... and the one on the main site is off too!

Posted via CB10

heyjohnnybravo

BBM.com link for android is down. The iOS one works though!

ediggity

Got my Z10, but just tried the above link and it's a go..

npunk42

So now we can start waiting

SK122387

"We're sorry, the requested URL was not found on this server" is all I get when the link takes me to the Google Play website.

TrueKulcha

I tried on my phone and it works fine. Just keep trying I guess

Posted via BlackBerry Love on CB10

prdamrican#AC

Got it... had to web there from my Android phone to get the link, would not go there from PC or z10....

Posted via CB10

brent powers

it's not compatible with my android phone

playbookster

Got 4.0 or higher?

Posted from my Z10

SK122387

How do you check to see which version of Android you're running? I have my friend's Evo and want to check to see if it will work.

Vithulan L Nathan

Go to settings, about phone, it should be there

Posted via the awesome Z10. White STL 100-2

nalin909

:)

Posted via CB 10 on my BlackBerry Z10

Berry-cracked-up

Link works for me. Just sent it to all my android friends!

icasper

link will work only in android play store, just follow the instruction given, open in your android browser, then play store app

R Field

Is that the legit link? The iTunes one is working but that one is from BlackBerry vs BlackBerry limited like their other apps. Last thing I want is the fake app spreading again. ._. ....

CB10 - Z10 -10.2.0.1725

brent powers

not compatible on htc desire c but is on my mom's xperia j phone

HristoChilov

My friend just tried to download it from Google play store but it says that the item was missing... weird? does that mean that there is a huge demand and servers aren't able to cope up with it?

Posted via BlackBerry Q10

koool1

Whoot. Will get my daughters phone on this ASAP tonight.

Posted via CB10

blackmoe

The link sent me to the Google Play page for the BBM app.

curvezzz

Not compatible with roid 4.0?

AT&T Z10

bb_uzer

Says "BlackBerry", not "BlackBerry Limited". Is this the real app?

Posted via CB10

playbookster

Yes it's real

Posted from my Z10

bb_uzer

Thanks.

Posted via CB10

SupaDawg

Just go straight to BBM.com from any browser on your Android device. Select the Play Store to handle the link when prompted, and you're good to go.

DurdenLunarius

And so the re-collection of my old BBM friends commences. . .

diegodynamic

Yeah it says there's a waiting Queue and that I'll get an Email once I'm approved to use it... oh well...

NOKJAA

Yep one of my old BBM / BB buddies just sent a screen with that same message.

Posted via CB10

curvezzz

What os is it compatible with?

AT&T Z10

spoonman9696

Will BlackBerry users with beta channels still have the issue with sending messages?

Posted via CB10

ILUMINATIUNDEAD

Motha frikin yolo swag!!!!!!

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bbaeloj

i want to sideload the andriod version of bbm in my z10 just to see how it is made!

Nezgar

You'll have to wait until 10.2 to try for the required Android runtime version, but would be fun to try!

TioPepe78

had my first chat with to an android phone 5 minutes ago, historyc day in communications LOL, it's laggy right now, let's wait to have it stable, does anyone know how many downloads until now?

TioPepe78

the lag is gone, now is instant like it is supposed to

NFLPLAYBOOK

Not working with 4.2.2 either.

brent powers

it won't even work on 4.0.3

captainbdsc

Not compatible with 2ndGen Nexus 7????

B4509

Or Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

Aditya Raghav

It's not even compatible with my ICS 4.0.4! What's the matter?

Tom Kaminski

Ya, I get an incompatibility message on my Nexus 7.  What's up with that?

curvezzz

So what OS is compatible?? This is dumb

AT&T Z10

Tom Kaminski

Seems like you can get around the issue by installing the apk directly.  See this thread:
http://forums.crackberry.com/bbm-android-f406/bbm-nexux-10-nope-not-compatible-862716/

Rawaa

Is there is any video or voice call?

Posted via CB10

ivors

Only Android smartphones are supported now. No Android tablets.

megazeroxzvk

If the Android users and iOS users don't like BBM, I guess they are weird.. instant messaging is equivalent to bbm-ing, period. Nothing else matches it..
I am so happy for you BlackBerry, plz don't fall anymore. :)

Posted via CB10

mphillips828

I got android friends saying they have to wait in line. Although I tried on my spare android and downloaded instantly! What's the deal!? I feel bad since clearly they tried downloading!

Posted via CB10

gohan_bcc

You have to wait in line to register. It's part of the rollout to manage que.

ILUMINATIUNDEAD

Pin:24C0C9F8

Posted via CB10

digitalman101

Just spread the news to my Facebook ios/android friends.

:)

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Nharzhool

Me too, to be absconded with "*ring* *ring*, it's 2009, We want our instant messaging system back. Seriously Mate, who still uses BBM!"

Yeah, he is a pratt though. I immediately deleted his comment and removed him as a friend. :-)

Rawaa

There is no voice or video call??!!!

Posted via CB10

R Field

Not on initial launch no will arrive in updates.

Rawaa

Ummm so we got to wait more! But still good start to blackberry

Posted via CB10

2the_powerof_10

People asking about nexus 7. BlackBerry said earlier this year that it will only be coming to mobile phone NOT TABLETS at this time.

RonBro66

Giving away this irrelevant app for free won't get this company anywhere. BBM has become an afterthought.

BlackBerry is dead! My S4 is so much better than Struggleberry 10.

mr_benoman

Go troll somewhere else...u and ur swollen applesung battery...

Posted via CB10

digitalman101

LMAO! Get serious!

Posted via CB10

barney009

He just posts the same crap each time - doesn't even have the intelligence to think of anything else to say!

Posted via CB10

barney009

Then again it might be because of the crap keyboard he's using!

Posted via CB10

VanAwful

+1000 LOL

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Nharzhool

In the immortal words of Fall Out Boy: "BandWagon's full, please catch another!"

juacas

Are the ones with bbm beta channels available to send messages to those on android and iPhone or the issues are still there?

Posted via CB10

DNarain

I'm on BBM Beta and no issues connecting with Android user.

Flicked to you via CB10 on my "D10"

DNarain

Connected with one Android user. So far, so good.

Flicked to you via CB10 on my "D10"

gon2012

Invites aren't working for me tho..

Amir Dada

I can't change my Profile picture, anyone else experiencing this problem?

Christy Fh

I can't see my profile pic either. Got the same problem *-*

Kintar Panji Antoro

yes, me too :( i try many times to change display picture, but nothing happened. how to solve that?

Mikael Derren

i too. what android brand you use? i use Cross A2 made in china. os android 4.0.4 ics

Kintar Panji Antoro

Hi Mikael Derren, i'm using oppo find 5 android 4.2.2 and i think its not the device, but the BB ID is. I try to register another email account to BBM, and invite my friend to make it sure, and yes, I can change my display picture. I dont want to leave previous account because I have very nice BB PIN there :(

Ankit Patwari

M havin d same prblm.. the app closed down whenever m tryn to chng ma dp.. all else z jus fine

hegemonia

wait is over waiting..

Posted via CB10

demenTvertex

still waiting I was pre registered but still waiting for the email

mr_benoman

Seems as new android and ios users get added...my Bbm has stopped functioning...over capacity or something of sorts...cmon blackberry...keep us winning here.

Sent from my super duper android ios killer Z10..

Posted via CB10

demenTvertex

any one got coneected by waiting in line way

ADM93

Great!

Posted via CB10

koool1

Too bad it won't work on my N7. Was hoping it would.

:-(

Posted via CB10

zzrogue

Works great on my Galaxy Note 2 ... and ... I'm back!

siegzz

Waiting for email confirmation, anyone know how long will it take?

BBB78

PING me baby... one more time!

demenTvertex

any one plz tell us how long it took you in email confirmation

demenTvertex

any one can plz tell me how long it took you to email confirmation plz

krackerjack69

Downloaded to Iphone waiting for email to move along. Lets get this BBM rolling folks. Already got close to 10 Iphone and android folks on board ..

The_Merovingian

Working on my wifes' GNote 1st gen. its a 12.67MB download. Now she is waiting in line. This is a huge turn off. I can only imagine what other users are experiencing.

NOKJAA

Remember fellow CrackBerrians: push privacy privacy and more privacy. No longer will you and or your kids (family for that matter) needlessly be forced to share your number. No longer will there be the hassle of convincing someone that YOU HAVE YET TO READ THEIR MESSAGE!!!!! And no I was not online at 04:18. Sheesh.

Z10STL100-2/10.2.0.1743

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zzrogue

If you were one of the 6 million who pre-registered on BBM.com then it was immediate. If you weren't, there could be a long wait. I had pre-registered and when I initially entered my email, I was put on the waiting list but I pressed the back button and entered my email address again and it immediately gave me access to BBM.

Hope this helps people who my have pre-registered but are still waiting.

demenTvertex

im pre pre-registered and i have rentered my email address atleast 2 times and im trying with my 2 android phones

demenTvertex

with different email ids

The_Merovingian

ironically, this posts is entitled "The wait is over". When the waiting has just begun...HA!

jeebussss

The people that I talked to that have iPhones don't really care about having bbm. They say that if they wanted bbm they would have bought a blackberry. ....isheeps!!

Posted via CB10

mavricxx

That's cause they don't know what they're missing. Even compared to back in the day when the 9700 first came out, BBM has mature a whole lot since then. So many new features it takes the cake from all the other messenger apps available. Once BlackBerry gets it right and it works internationally on ALL the Androids/iPhones, it's gonna kill all the other IM apps.

demenTvertex

just got passed right your full email address in capital latters like this ABCDEFGHIJK@HOTMAIL.COM try it it work for me

The_Merovingian

I couldn't resist trying it although I don't see the logic, but you know what they say "Its only crazy if it does not work". Well it didnt work...crazy :)

demenTvertex

NO IT WELL WORK FOR PREREGISTERED UERS LIKE I AM work on both of my phones

cd1105

Yessssssss!!!!!!

¢ʘƱʀƮ'ζ10

wira rhea

BBM android is not compatible with Samsung GT-S6310
so disappointed

Ajien Egi

my phone samsung galaxy young GT-S6310, its not compatible,,
whyy?? give me a reason :'(

sifuentes20101

I love it, got it up and running on my s4 in seconds....everyone else is waiting....lmao if you signed up before and got a pin number then it should work instantly

The_Merovingian

Besides the Pre-Reg people, has anyone had a successful run at this and received their "Good to go" email?

anfidhlear

Current Google Play rating is 4.5 / 5 stars; 23,851 votes.

Posted via CB10

dguy123

Lots of reviews complain about having to rate it 5 stars before it allows a download of the actual BBM app.
Is this true?

Posted via CB10

thevacantsoul

Waiting list!?? What.The.Fuck.

Jedi_Blackberry

Says it is not compatible with my son's device. He has a droidx

Posted via CB10

Andre Setya

I'm very happy when this app "Re-launched" but some problem, I can't install to my android Acer Liquid Z2 duo ICS 4.1.1 :(

juanen

Is anyone else's contacts from android pictures showing up as a white picture with a silhouette of a person? Even though they have put up a picture?

Posted via CB10

tunderufaiesq

Can't download the application from Google play "not available for your country". Is there any other place to get it downloaded aside Google play? Or a link to the apk?

Posted via CB10

aca_041

Too bad no tablet version. Would have liked to install it even if it just scaled up version.

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mavricxx

Awesome, can't wait to get mine! If they start charging for the extras like screen sharing, video calling, voice calling I'd pay in a heart beat! BBM is way better than Whatsapp, Viber, Kako etc...none compare to it. Love BlackBerry, I miss it so bad. I'm even thinking of getting the Z30 except for the non-removeable battery, no dedicated camera shutter button and lack of my favorite apps is all that's keeping me but if they brought those features to future handsets I'd be all for it.

mavricxx

Can you guys post a list of the features to see which are missing.

Naija4life

Guys,l need help pls,l tried to download BBM App from the play store but it said,device not supported.My device is LG-P935 (Optimus),running Android 4.0.4.How do l get the App?

taufikh

Why is that? I can receive their messages but I could not reply to their messages, because it was not sent. My Z10 is STL100-1. Something to do with the type of OS used?

Posted by Z10

bbmanimated

Learn to set your BBM Animated Avatar on Android http://goo.gl/JrhHc

BernardK

Help! I recently installed BlackBerry Messenger on my iPhone. And i got the email back from BlackBerry regarding the pin... but i mistakenly entered the wrong email, so now i can't finish the setup... is there a way for me to get it back??? please help!!!

Posted via CB10

jalantah jengkol

For incompatible devices from playstore you can download BBM ver.1.0.0.70 from here http://sdu.bz/yXa34tgi

Dickronez Nainggolan

I found the link:
For Android which is not Compatible with BBM, try downloading here:

BBM4AndroidCompatible.apk (12.7MB)
http://ad5.eu/Qb4YH

wait 5 seconds - Skip Ad (Top Right) - Write CAPTCHA

Hopefully helpful ..

3la2ooH

BlackBerry wants every app in their BlackBerry World but they don't release their app to everyone, NOT FAIR!

Posted via CB10

3la2ooH

I mean Windows Phone.

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mfja

I just got bbm for my android and I cant see any of my contacts profile photos. Why? Help pls?!

novi lestari

Bbm is not compitible with note 8 samsung galaxy, i can't download bbm for my note 8 gt-n5100

novi lestari

Not compatible with samsung galaxy note 8 gt-5100, give me solution....thx

Ungureanu Iulian

Since it first released for Android I tried to look in PlayStore, but appears only millions of failed copies review. Does anyone know why is not found? I'm from Romania, Europe

Ungureanu Iulian

I forgot to say that I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab II 10.1

Diplomatic77

for those of you with that use multiple phones on different platforms, did you have to create a new blackberry ID? when I try to sign into bbm on my S4 it asks if I want to switch my bbm information to the S4. Can't I use both devices with same ID? or do I have to create another ID to get a unique pin for my S4?