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About this guide

BBM is an instant messaging app that is enhanced with voice chats, video chats, and social communities. BBM allows users to communicate with their friends, family, and coworkers. BBM is available for BlackBerry 10, BlackBerry OS, iOS, Android, and Windows Phone devices. This guide describes the security features of BBM.

This guide is intended for senior IT professionals responsible for evaluating the product and planning its deployment, as well as anyone who’s interested in learning more about BBM security features. After you read this guide, you should understand how BBM can help protect messages.

Note: This guide doesn’t describe the security features of BBM Protected. For more information, visit to see the BBM Protected Security Note.