December 12th Instagram event has just wrapped and as had been rumored, they will be adding messaging to the service. This is being introduced as Instagram Direct and it will allow users to send image and video messages to friends. While there is more to this, there was some comparison to days of old and sitting around a box of photos and having a conversation.
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BlackBerry is going to go the preinstalled route with BBM. Coming by way of a recently issued press release, BlackBerry has said the BBM messaging app will "soon come preinstalled on a variety of Android based smartphones from leading OEMs." The key here though, more than the OEMs, having BBM preinstalled will be more dependent on the market.
BlackBerry may have already released BBM for mobile platforms other than its own, but it is not fortunately not leaving it at that. Especially when BBM has supposedly surged in popularity again. The company is now pushing out its first major update, bringing in a number of new features for the messaging app on Android and iOS devices as well.
"Morning with Google+" event that took place last month. Vic Gundotra detailed what could be expected with the updated Hangouts release at the time, but in the end, that event served more as a teaser. Simply put, Hangouts 2.0 was announced and detailed, but not immediately released.
Hangouts at the Morning with Google+ event earlier in the week. At the time we learned what we can expect with the update, though there wasn't much in terms of when we could expect it to arrive. And well, Google still has yet to offer a specific date, but there has been some additional details released.
BBM for Android and iOS is almost a week old now, considering how long it took to get there or how it almost never came to be. Still, BlackBerry remains quite ecstatic over the numbers that continue to flow that seem to prove to themselves and to the world that BBM still has a place and is here to stay.
BBM for Android is finally here and the messaging service is starting to experience a resurgence in popularity, some are starting to wonder if there is a catch to BlackBerry's free offering. Users of the company's BBM service need not worry as BlackBerry is officially saying that BBM will remain free for the foreseeable future.
BlackBerry finally launched BBM for Android last week. The app began with a slow rollout that required a wait list. But even with that list, BlackBerry seems to have moved users through rather quickly. There was mention of 5 million users having downloaded the app shortly after launch, and now it looks like the next milestone has been achieved.
BlackBerry's press release are to believed, the newly released BlackBerry Messenger app has quickly surged into popularity, making up for its extremely late arrival. According to the latest tally, the app has been download more than 10 million times on Android and iOS in just a day, making it one of the, if not the, highest-grossing app on both mobile platforms.