BBM for Consumers Shuts Down in May, Paid BBMe App Offered as Alternative
Blackberry has today announced in an official blog post that it will be shutting down BBM service for consumers on 31 May 2019. The company will, however, continue to offer its paid BBM Enterprise (BBMe) app for individual users for secure text, voice, video, and group chat on any device, including iOS, Android, and desktops.
The company wrote in its blog post that it revamped its BBM consumer service as a cross-platform service nearly three years ago to allow users to not only chat and share life experiences but also consume content and use payment services. “We poured our hearts into making this a reality, and we are proud of what we have built to date,” wrote the company.
However, Blackberry says that in spite of its substantial efforts, users have moved on to other platforms while new users proved difficult to sign on:
Though we are sad to say goodbye, the time has come to sunset the BBM consumer service, and for us to move on.
We are grateful for your support and wish to thank everyone, especially our users, partners, and employees, for being part of the BBM consumer service journey. We hope you will cherish many fond memories of BBM consumer service that helped shape messenger platforms to become what they are today.
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