Earlier this year BlackBerry announced that it is finally opening up BlackBerry Messenger to other platforms, iOS and Android to be precise. BBM used to be one of the biggest selling points for BlackBerry devices, but now the messaging service has been eclipsed by competitors such as Viber and WhatsApp. Up till now BBM has only been exclusive to the company’s own smartphones. Since its smartphones are not performing as well as they used to in the market, perhaps the company will be able to steal a few customers after they get a taste of BBM on the aforementioned platforms. Ahead of its impending launch, the user guides for BBM on iOS and Android have been leaked.

BlackBerry said that it would release the messenger on these platforms this summer. Rumor has it that the release will take place next month. It was recently reported that the company has already rolled out the apps to a select group of beta testers on both iOS and Android. The user guides won’t be of much use to you if you’ve carried a BlackBerry in the past and are well accustomed to BBM. They’ve aimed towards people who’ve never used BBM before. The guides contain information about BBM PINs, BlackBerry IDs and more. Do check them out if you plan on using BBM on your iOS or Android device once it releases.

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