The next generation BBM is here.
Packed with exciting new features to help you stay connected with your social networks.

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Explore BBM features

BlackBerry® Messenger is an instant messaging app just for BlackBerry smartphone owners.

Communicate in real time

  • Share immediately: send and receive messages in seconds and see when your contacts are typing.
  • Don't hold back: share your thoughts, stories and rants with unlimited characters and emoticons.
  • Get confirmation: know when your messages are delivered and read.
  • Add friends: add contacts by swapping PINs or scanning barcodes1.
  • Create groups: connect instantly with personal groups of friends, family or coworkers with BlackBerry Groups.
  • Text non-BBM friends: send text messages from your BBM™ screen2—just add contacts without BBM to your list by phone number.
  • Make new BBM contacts – fast. Use BlackBerry Tag to create and accept new invites simply by tapping your smartphones together.3
Find out how to use BBM features

Share with your friends

  • App experiences: share or chat with BBM friends while you're in an app with BBM-connected apps.
  • Multimedia: swap pictures, videos, voice notes and more—send files up to 6 MB.
  • Your calendar and location: share calendar entries and locations.
  • Personal expressions: personalise your BBM with a display picture and personal message.
  • What you're listening to: show what you're listening to on your BlackBerry smartphone.
  • App profile feeds: display your latest BBM-connected app game scores, location, links and more in your BBM profile feed.
  • Add your latest Facebook, Twitter or BlackBerry Travel update to your BBM profile status and instantly keep everyone in the know.


Update to the latest version of BBM today to ensure you have access to the latest and greatest features like sharing your favorite experiences within BBM-connected apps.

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Download BBM from your smartphone
Download BBM from BlackBerry App World™
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Find support

View the user guide to learn about BlackBerry Messenger basics and shortcuts or learn how to use features like creating a group or sharing your location.

Learn how to use BBM features
View the User Guide
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1 Barcode scanning functionality requires a BlackBerry® smartphone or device with a camera.
2 To send SMS text messages requires BlackBerry® Device Software v5.0 or later.
3 NFC technology not enabled for all carriers. Please check with your service provider for availability. NFC technology is only available on BlackBerry Bold 9900, BlackBerry Curve 9360 smartphones.