Tie your old BlackBerries, because the BBM consumer version is officially dying by the end of May. In a blog postBlackBerry announced that it would end the messaging application support on May 31, citing fugitive users in recent years in an effort to revitalize the application with features such as Uber saluting and video call.
"We are proud of what we have built to date … However, the technology sector is very fluid and, despite our tremendous efforts, users have migrated to other platforms, while the new ones users have proven difficult to sign, "company wrote in a blog. "Even though we are sad to say goodbye, the time has come to end BBM's consumer service and move on."
Those who use the enterprise version of the application, called BBMe, will continue their operations normally. If you really miss BBM and want to continue using it, you can also download the free enterprise version on Android and iOS, for a subscription of $ 2.50 per semester. BBMe offers end-to-end encryption and editing / sending messages when the consumer has not done so yet. It may be worthwhile if you are still a strong supporter of BBM.
But if, like most people, you're already gone, let's remember all of a time when it was considered cool to tell people to find you on an app using a convoluted mix of numbers and letters as a way to add friends