BBM BlackBerry Messenger #1 iPhone/Android Private Social Network

BBMmessengerbubbleBlackBerry Messenger is now the most popular messaging app in the world.  BlackBerry calls BBM, "the private social network you count on."

Starting Tuesday, at 3:00 pm, it was the number one free app in 75 countries including the US, Canada, the UK, Indonesia and most of the Middle East.

Within the first eight hours of being available BlackBerry Messenger was downloaded 5 million times. BlackBerry for Android has been loaded more than 10 million times since, yesterday.

BBM received 60,000 five-star reviews on Google Play from about 87,000 reviews.

The BBM app for iPhone has been optimized for iOS7. BlackBerry added new BBM chat widget in the BBM app for Android so that you can chat without opening the app.

BlackBerry reported on its blot that it is committed to making the BBM experience on iPhone and Android equal to that on BlackBerry 10.

BlackBerrry will be bringing BBM Video, BBM Voice and BBM Channels to Android and iPhone  in the near future.

Remember a data plan or Wi-Fi is required as well as Android 4.0 and iOS 6 or higher is required.

For iPhone, BBM supports iOS V.6 and iOS v7 or later.

For Android, BBM supports smartphones running Android V.4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)  and later and with a screen size of 7” or less.

A not-approved unreleased version of BBM for Android was released online and instantly gained 1.1 million users that caused issues the first time it was released.

Over 60 million people use BBM all over the world prior to the BBM release. BlackBerry previously announced that BlackBerry Messenger would be coming to iOS and Android during the summer.