This is the news you’ve been waiting for! I am
thrilled to tell you that we are about to officially
resume our rollout of BBM for Android and iPhone
customers around the globe!* In the next few hours,
people will start seeing BBM in Google Play, the App
Store and in select Samsung App Stores – where it
will be free to download.
The demand for BBM on Android and BBM on iPhone
continues to be amazing. About six million people
signed up for information about BBM at BBM.com .
As you know, in just seven hours, about one million
Android users were using the unreleased version of
BBM for Android. What you don’t know is that more
than one million people have found creative ways to
“side load” BBM on their iPhone. This is incredible.
To help manage this unprecedented pent up demand
for BBM, we are implementing a simple line-up
system to ensure a smooth roll out. Here’s how it is
going to work…
BBM Roll Out Details:
1. Download BBM – the easiest way is to visit
BBM.com from your Android or iPhone
2. Once you install the app, open it, and enter
your email address to hold your spot in line
3. We will email you as soon as you reach the
front of the line and can start using BBM
If you are among the millions that took the time to
sign up at BBM.com , you can start using BBM
immediately without waiting in line.* If you didn’t
sign up in advance, don’t worry – we are focused
on moving millions of customers through the line as
fast as possible.
Our team of developers and engineers has been
working around the clock to bring you BBM – and
make some upgrades while we’re at it – and some
incredible work has been done. I look forward to
sharing more of this with you here, on Inside
For updates on how quickly the line is moving you
can follow @BBM on Twitter . I will be back
tomorrow with another post to provide you with an
update on the line-up and to share more detail
about the work the team has done over the last
Lastly, thank you for your patience. We know you’re
excited (we are too!) and we look forward to having
you join us on BBM.
*Samsung customers in Sub-Sahara Africa can
download BBM today from the Samsung Apps store.
iPhone and other Android users in Africa will be able
to download the app in three days’ time.
Posted By Kevin Jasper (@KevinJasper3)