BlackBerry Messenger 5 is now officially available from Research in Motion.  You can pick it up over on BlackBerry App World, or, download it OTA by visiting from your device.

BlackBerry Messenger 5 features include:

  • Personalize BlackBerry Messenger with a display picture
  • Add friends by scanning barcodes or sharing PINs
  • Share pictures, videos, voice notes and more with multiple contacts at once
  • Create groups of friends, family or colleagues and instantly share calendars, lists, conversations and updates
  • See what your friends are listening to by viewing their song titles
  • Organize conversation lists by date
  • Send and receive text messages
  • Back up and restore your contact list

If you have a BlackBerry running OS 4.5 or higher, BlackBerry Messenger 5 is definitely worth picking up.  I fully expect it to jump to the number one spot on App World’s most downloaded apps within a few days at most.