The features of BBM for Android and iPhone include:
- BBM Chat – Real, immediate conversations with your contacts on Android, iPhone and BlackBerry smartphones. While other proprietary chat apps such as WhatsApps have reached stupendous user bases, the famed BB security is a selling point.
- BBM allows the sharing of files between users, including photos and voice notes.
- Multi-person chats are also possible, with BBM Groups allowing a user to invite up to 30 friends to a single chat. File sharing can take place among such a group chat.
- Broadcast Message can send a message out to all your BBM contacts at once.
- BBM also allows users to post a personal message, profile picture and current status, and lets contacts know instantly in Updates.
- Every BBM user has a unique PIN to maintains their privacy, so they don't have to give out a phone number or email address to a new or casual contact.