BlackBerry Messenger for Android delayed due to leaked BBM for Android app apk file

Everyone is eagerly waiting for BlackBerry to release the official BlackBerry Messenger aka BBM for Android on Play Store since yesterday. The company has announced that, BBM for Android and iOS, both are delayed, due to some technical glitches. The main reason company reveals behind this delay is the unreleased version of the BBM for Android app that has been posted online, which has reportedly been installed by over 1.1 million people.


BlackBerry has not yet revealed the exact details of the next roll-out but they have stated that their engineers are working round-the-clock to get the issues fixed and release the app.

As soon as the app will be live on Play Store, we will notify you all. So, keep following us.

BlackBerry's official statement follows:

Prior to launching BBM for Android, an unreleased version of the BBM for Android app was posted online. The interest and enthusiasm we have seen already – more than 1.1 million active users in the first 8 hours without even launching the official Android app – is incredible. Consequently, this unreleased version caused issues, which we have attempted to address throughout the day.

Our teams continue to work around the clock to bring BBM to Android and iPhone, but only when it’s ready and we know it will live up to your expectations of BBM. We are pausing the global roll-out of BBM for Android and iPhone. Customers who have already downloaded BBM for iPhone will be able to continue to use BBM. The unreleased Android app will be disabled, and customers who downloaded it should visit to register for updates on official BBM for Android availability.