Blackberry Messenger is one of the best instant messenger apps for mobile devices. In fact, it is so good that one could even make good use of it on the computer. After all, a lot of people have limited internet traffic on their mobile phones, as opposed to the limitless traffic that we all have at home. Unfortunately, it is very unlikely for Blackberry to release a computer version of their app any time soon. Nevertheless, there are ways around this problem. Stay with us if you wish to know how to download BBM for computer.
What do you need to know about BBM for PC?
For starters, BBM for computer is the same as the mobile BBM app. In fact, it is the same app. It is not cracked, pirated or illegal in any way. In order to use this mobile app on your computer, you will need an interface which simulates an Android operating system, or what is most commonly known as an Android Emulator.
Step 1: Install an Android Emulator
The best Android emulator is called Bluestacks. It is completely legal, absolutely free and very easy to install. Simply go to the official BlueStacks website. On the left side of the homepage, you will have an option which will allow you to download the software. It works for Vista, XP or Win 7/8. Once you click on the download button, the software will start downloading after which you will have to install it. The process is very simple; all you have to do is click next through the installation process.
Step 2: Download BBM for computer
Once Bluestacks is fully installed, it will create an icon on your desktop. Click on that icon in order to open the program. Next, go to the search bar within the Bluestacks program and type in BBM. Click on the install button of the first result that is displayed by the search option. The program will automatically download and install itself after which, you can find it in the My Apps option within the Bluestacks menu.
Install all of your favorite apps on your computer
BLuestacks can be used not only for downloading BBM for PC, but for downloading any Android App on your computer. It is very useful for games which can be beyond challenging on mobile devices, but which are extremely easy to play on the PC, since it is easier to play a game with a mouse that with your bare fingers.