BlackBerry BBM app now available for Apple Watch

BlackBerry BBM on the Apple WatchBlackBerry jumped onto wearables when it brought its BBM messaging platform to Android Wear earlier this year. The Canadian company today followed that up by adding support for the Apple Watch with version of its BBM for iOS app.

All the key BBM functionality has made its way onto your wirst. The Apple Watch BBM app will let you read incoming messages and reply either by selecting a pre-written quick replies or by dictating a message using voice support. The app also displays delivery and read receipts and supports emojis. It will also show you photos sent in messages.

Here is everything that is new in BBM for iOS version

  • iOS 9 support with quick reply
  • Users can now send videos in chats
  • Apple Watch support
  • Official BBM Sticker Club subscription in the BBM Shop
  • PayPal integration for sending money to BBM contacts as an attachment
  • Enhancements to BBM Voice connectivity
  • View, like and comment on group pictures and other events from within BBM feeds.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

Major messaging competitors such as Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp have yet to make it to the Apple Watch. This could give BBM a head start and bring in a few new users.

BBM for iOS version is a free download from the Apple App Store.

Source : Apple App Store