Remember BBM? The nostalgic days where there we no Snapcodes, and you had to enter unique strings of numbers and letters to add new contacts? Sadly, Blackberry (who we are also surprised to hear are still alive) have announced “the time has come to sunset the BBM consumer service”, and “though we are sad to say goodbye”, it’s “time for us to move on.”
Despite “substantial efforts” with the addition of video calling and even uber hailing features, “users have moved on to other platforms, while new users proved difficult to sign on”.
If you really don’t want to let go, you still have the option to pay $2.50/6 months for the BBMe, which can be downloaded from the app on Android and iOS for free. The enterprise version of the app boasts features which weren’t previously offered, including the option to edit messages and delete them after sending. Like Whatsapp, end-to-end message encryption is also available.