BlackBerry Messenger also known as BBM is widely regarded as one of the earliest communication apps that started free instant messaging revolution. Over the years many other communication applications took BBM’s concept and offered people similar services albeit a few changes in appearance. Initially BBM was only available to BlackBerry smartphone users but rising popularity of the application compelled the BBM makers to launch it for Android and iOS platforms as well. Connect with your friends and family via texts, videos, voice calls, pictures using BBM. At the moment only android, iOS and BlackBerry smartphone users can use this app. However, if you want to access the BBM on computers so that you can connect with the loved ones while working on some project or doing anything for that matter on desktops and laptops and don’t have your smartphone nearby then we have BlackBerry Messenger for PC for you using which you can now have BBM on Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 & Mac OS X. Unfortunately there is no official BBM app for PC, but you can still use android version of BBM through latest BlueStacks 2 android emulator, know more about BlueStacks 2 here. For now BlueStacks 2 is available for only Windows users, those of you using Mac can continue to use android apps on previous BlueStacks version until new updated version becomes available.
Features of BlackBerry Messenger:
Main feature that sets BlackBerry Messenger for Windows 10 & Mac from similar other apps is that it’s the most secure communication application around. So no worry about calls from strangers and unknown numbers. BBM hides your phone number from others, hence, protecting your personal information associating with that number. It uses BBM PIN to connect you with other people, only those you share PIN with can communicate with you.
BlackBerry Messenger for Windows is always connected so that you don’t miss any important messages from important contacts. You are notified instantly when your message is delivered and read by the recipient. Sharing images, pictures, videos is extremely fast and secure.
There are plenty of emoticons and stickers which can be used to add fun in your messages. BBM for Windows 10 gives a complete control over your communication patterns, you can decide when to delete messages and videos or pictures from screen during the chat.
Create groups of friends and family members, even those who aren’t in your contact list can be added to the groups. Share pictures, texts, video and voice messages with groups members all at one time.
With BBM Channels you can interact with people who share similar interest with you. One advantage of using BlackBerry Messenger on Wifi connected desktops and laptops is that it saves you data charges of mobile network.
If you want to have BBM installed on PC then follow below mentioned steps.
How to install BlackBerry Messenger for PC – Windows & Mac:
1 – First and foremost, download latest version of best android emulator BlueStacks 2 here and follow on-screen instructions to install it. If you want to know more about BlueStacks installation process click here. Existing BlueStacks 2 users can skip this step.
2 – New users would need to register with BlueStacks 2 using Google Play ID.
3 – Now on BlueStacks 2 home screen click search box located on the top row and type BlackBerry Messenger in it.
4 – Click on the game icon from the search result to open game information and installation window.
5 – Next click install as shown in the image below.6 – If for some reason you can’t find the game within BlueStacks 2 then download BlackBerry Messenger Apk here. Click on the downloaded apk file to directly install the game on BlueStacks 2. Or you can click apk button on new toolbar located on the left side of BlueStacks 2 screen and go to the location where downloaded apk file is saved on your PC to install the application.
7 – Return to BlueStacks 2 home screen and click All Apps (plus sign icon on top row) which contains the list of all installed apps on BlueStacks 2 android app player. Find the game and double-click its icon to open it. You can now use apps in full screen in BlueStacks 2 by clicking on the window maximize button on the top right corner of the screen.
8 – All done. BBM Messenger app is all set for you to use on PC and laptops. Have Fun!
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