BBM will officials shut down it messenger by the end of may this year.
It will be recalled that Emtek, the company running the BBM app just announced that it will end support for the messenging app on May 31st, citing fleeting users over the past year’s despite efforts to revitalise the app with features like Uber, hailing and video calling.
Today we’re announcing that we will be closing BBM consumer service on 31 May 2019,” the company wrote in a blog.
“Three years ago, we set out to reinvigorate BBM consumer service, one of the most loved instant messaging applications, as a cross-platform service where users can 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 … The technology industry however, is very fluid, and in spite of our 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.”
However, those using the enterprise version of the app, called BBMe, will continue operations as normal. If you really miss BBM and want to keep using it, you can also download the enterprise version on Android and iOS for free, but there is a $2.50 subscription fee for every six months.
BBMe does offer end-to-end encryption and message editing / unsending where the consumer version didn’t, so it may be worth the dollars if you’re still an avid BBM believer.
But if, like most people, you’ve already moved on, then let us all remember a moment in time when it was considered cool to tell people to find you on an app with your unique ‘BBM Pin’.
Few years ago, especially in Nigeria, BBM was the main thing people connected to using their “BBM Pin”, but now times have changed and the same people that worship BBM then no longer fancy it.
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