This are one of the things we will still remember back then when you hear “BBM”.
However, Blackberry has announced that “BBM” will shut down finally on May 31, because “users have moved on to other platforms, while new users proved difficult to sign on”.
According to a statement on their blog on Thursday, the Canadian smartphone-maker stated that it hasn’t been easy to pull a come back to the instant messaging space due to change in trends.
The statement reads:
“Today we’re announcing that we will be closing BBM consumer service on 31 May 2019,” the statement read.
“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.”
BBM have given users to request for refunds of in-app purchases as there won’t be any option to export them to other platforms.