BlackBerry BBM hits 85M monthly active users
BlackBerry CEO John Chen said that BBM now has around 85 million monthly users and has 113 million registered users. BlackBerry previously cited the MAUs figure, according to TechCrunch.
“We’re seeing a solid uptick in multi platform users, driving growth in total registration,” stated Chen. “Like last quarter, growing the BBM user base is a top priority and we have a number of initiatives driving this.”
Chen said that BBM will be coming to Windows Phone, which should be released in fiscal Q2. BBM will be pre-loaded on Nokia devices in select markets, including several Lumia devices.
The number of Channels has more than doubled in the last four months. It went from 200,000 when Chen started as CEO to around 500,000 now. Some of the recently added brand partners include TIME, CNBC, Virgin, and The Rolling Stone. The engagement of BBM Channels is up and is averaging around 11.5 posts per day.