BBM Channels has been in beta for over half a year. The beta has proven to be quite effective, and many BlackBerry users seemed to have liked the service.

You can see our hands-on walkthrough of BBM Channels beta here. BBM Channels is now entering out of beta today and will be made available for BlackBerry users on BlackBerry OS 5 and above and BlackBerry 10 through BlackBerry World.

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BlackBerry users can simply update to the newest version of BBM to have access to the BBM Channels beta when it becomes available later today. The BBM update will begin rolling out at 3 p.m. Eastern Time and continue its roll out throughout the day.

BBM Channels for iPhone and Android devices will launch in the coming months.