Vice President and General Manager, Developer Experience, Microsoft, Bryan Biniak who made this announcement said they intend on bringing the most popular application experiences to Windows Phone, and with BBM, adding that they are pleased to bring many of its top features to the Windows Phone platform.
“BBM on Windows Phone brings our customers the secure, easy-to-use messaging experience they demand, and we expect that new features will roll out in the months to come.” he said.
President Global Enterprise Services at BlackBerry,John Sims, explained that as the popularity of BBM continues to grow, they are thrilled to have the opportunity to expand its availability to the Windows Phone community . He noted that the BBM app for Windows Phone shows their commitment to supporting cross-platform capabilities, adding that theyare excited to be working with Microsoft to deliver a new level of collaboration to the Windows Phone platform.
“The BBM app for Windows Phone builds on the collaboration, privacy and security features that are at the core of the BBM experience loved by more than 85 million monthly active users around the world. Built specifically for the Windows Phone experience, BBM users will have a familiar, native user experience that embraces the clean, modern design of the Windows Phone UI”.
Starting today, Windows Phone 8 users can download BBM and gain access to renowned features, including: BBM Chats: The Chats page is your single destination for all your chats, including groups, multi-person and one-to-one. In a chat, you have lots of ways to share. You can attach a picture from your camera, add a voice note, send a contact, share a photo from your gallery or send to your location. Chats also include BBM signature “D” and “R” notifications that allow users to know when messages are delivered and read.