The service went live however in North America yesterday, but other BBM users will have to wait a bit longer.
South Africans may shun M-PESA, but homegrown mobile payments are popular.
Research also shows Android, WhatsApp and Facebook rising in popularity with local students, leaving Mxit and BlackBerry behind.
The world’s biggest instant messaging service now has 700 million active monthly users.
BBM makes it easy to recall and self-destruct sensitive messages.
Send ephemeral messages or retract a sent message on BBM.
You can now express yourself even better with Facebook stickers.
Under the new leadership of Jon Chen, the company seems to have turned over a new leaf
Lesego Mathaba plans to create stickers for the South African market and turn classic township street games into mobile games.
But Windows Phone users will have to wait just a little bit longer for the full release of BBM on the Windows Phone Store.
BBM for Windows Phone will arrive in a matter of weeks.
The winners of the Sunday Times Generation Next 2014 awards were announced recently, these brands won under the tech categories.
An enterprising young man from Durban is using BBM to help his online community find jobs.
BBM is finally catching up on some missing features.
With WhatsApp being sold for $19 billion recently, John Chen says he’d also sell BBM for the same price.
Nokia has revealed that the popular IM service is on its way to Lumia smartphones
Why stick with Whatsapp when there are lots of other alternatives that haven’t yet been bought by Facebook?
Facebook aims to dominate the world’s conversation.