BlackBerry Messenger's scattered design and basic features keep it behind the competition.
The new version of the messaging app -- which works on BlackBerry, Android and iOS -- has an unsend feature. It also pulls a Snapchat by letting users send vanishing messages.
The app is in private beta mode, which means it's not yet available to the general Windows Phone public. But that will change soon.
In the works are updates for two popular BlackBerry products, Secure Work Space corporate email and the BBM messaging program for Android and iOS.
The latest version of BlackBerry Messenger, announced at Mobile World Congress, adds more features aimed at personalization and privacy.
BlackBerry's president says to expect a more native app experience for BlackBerry Messenger on iOS and Android.
You can finally get BBMs without a BlackBerry phone, but the experience is unimpressive.
LG will preload some new Android phones and tablets with BlackBerry's BBM messaging app, as part of the Canadian company's push to diversify from its failing handsets.
After a long wait and some missteps, BlackBerry's BBM messaging app is finally available on Android and iOS. Anyone downloading the app will have to wait, though; sign-up spots are severely limited.
The company's new firm would be known as BBM Inc., according to a recent report. The move would put the app in direct competition with WhatsApp.