Finally! BBM to Shutdown on May 31st, 2019


Blackberry in a post has revealed that it will shut down it BBM service by may 2019.

The reason for this move was because because “users have moved on to other platforms, while new users proved difficult to sign on.”

Recall that, the instant
messaging app was officially released late in 2013 and at that time the app recorded over 5 Million downloads in the first 8hours of its release.

Just After 6years, we just have to say goodbye to the famous Blackberry Messenger.

According to the company;

“Today we’re announcing that we will be closing BBM consumer service on 31 May 2019,”
“Though we are sad to say goodbye, the time has come to sunset the BBM consumer service, and for us to move on,” it added.

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 what other instant messenging app offers. Your messages are secured via end-to-end encryption, you can edit message, unsend message etc. 

These features are being offered for free on other social apps.

But if you are an avid user of BBM, then it's worth the few bucks.

What About my Data?


Blackberry said users’ data such as photos, videos and files will be available for download before the app is shut down at the end of May, 2019.

Once the BBM service is shut down, you will not be able to open BBM on your device to see any old or new messages, or retrieve asset files.
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