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BlackBerry Messenger Will Soon Support Android Wear

by Brandon Russell | January 8, 2015January 8, 2015 9:00 am PDT


Your Android Wear device will soon support BlackBerry Messenger. The Waterloo-based company on Wednesday announced the messaging platform will update with support for the popular wearable platform, giving devices like the Moto 360, G Watch R and Asus ZenWatch easy access to the beloved service. BBM isn’t as popular as it once was, especially with WhatsApp in the mix, but we’re certainly not going to complain about making the service more accessible.

“The integration of BBM to support wearable technology is just one way we’re expanding the capabilities of our portfolio and delivering exciting options for customers to easily access BlackBerry’s cross-platform technologies,” said Herman Li, Senior Vice President, BBM Engineering and Product Management.

When the update rolls out, Android Wear users will be able to discreetly read entire messages, navigate among multiple messages, and respond using Google Now. There will also be pre-defined messages to quickly respond, like if you’re in a meeting or on the road. Additionally, users will be able to accept BBM invites from their watch without taking out their smartphone.

No exact date was shared by BlackBerry about when the update will be available, though the company did say it’ll be sooner rather than later.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...