Hot off the wires at Inside BlackBerry, the official BlackBerry blogs comes this amazing announcement about BlackBerry Messenger:
BBM for Android has officially achieved a milestone on the Google Play Store: 100 million installs. That puts BBM in the top tier of messaging apps on Google Play, and we got there in a little over a year as we first posted BBM for Android in late October 2013. We have 3.7 million reviews, and just shy of 2.4 million of them are five stars.
Of course, Android is just one of the four platforms on which BBM is now available. The others, of course, are BlackBerry, iOS, and Windows Phone. So while 100 million installs is a big number, it’s still just a fraction of the total.
100 million is great, but a billion is even better. BBM users have now sent more than 1 billion stickers. And we are achieving 1 billion virtual goods impressions in the BBM Shop monthly. All these numbers just go to show the tremendous momentum behind BBM right now.
This is great news for BlackBerry and the BBM team. Combined with the downloads of BBM for iOS a whole new generation of smart phone users across three platforms are discovering and using the original secure instant messaging app. And from judging from the number of 5 Star ratings on the Google Play Store, users are extremely happy with the app.