BBM beats WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger to the Apple Watch

BlackBerry‘s BBM messenger app is now available on the Apple Watch, beating the likes of WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger to the wearable.

The wrist-based version of the chat service allows users to share photos and voice notes, and check delivery and read receipts on their watch.

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BlackBerry may be fighting a losing battle to stay relevant in the smartphone space, but its messaging app is one of the first of its kind on the Apple Watch.

Skype has made inroads in wearables, introducing Apple Watch support earlier this year and landing on Android Wear devices this week.

It’s shaping up to be a big week for the Apple Wearable, with Google Map also launching its official app for the device yesterday (September 30).

iOS users can add Apple Watch support to BBM by downloading the latest version of the app from the App Store.

Tags: Apple Watch, BBM