The messaging app BBM will officially be turned off on 31st May 2019. BlackBerry has said they will stop supporting the once-popular service despite the company’s best efforts to keep it alive. So no more giving out that long BBM pin !
In a statement on their website on 18th April 2019 they said :-
Today we’re announcing that we will be closing BBM consumer service on 31 May 2019.
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.
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.
Duncan is a technology professional with over 20 years experience of working in various IT roles. He has a interest in cyber security, and has a wide range of other skills in radio, electronics and telecommunications.