Just a few weeks ago, BBM Channels left beta and was made available to the masses. It adds to the already great features of BBM by giving it a whole new social aspect and allowing for anyone to create their own specialty channel. With BBM Channels, users can create a channel for everything from brands to hobbies to personal stories. BBM Channels also lets you open up BBM chat with people who aren't contacts, letting you discover new friends or just chat with fans of your channel.

We've seen a huge increase in subscribers to our own CrackBerry channel recently, but we're curious to know just how many of you are using BBM Channels. So hit up the poll below with the option that best fits you, then drop a comment letting us know why you do or don't currently use the service. Of course you can find out all you need to know on our BBM Channels topic page as well.