Emtek, an Indonesia-based app development company which holds Blackberry messenger development announced that it will end the BBM service for consumers on May 31, 2019.
The company said in its press release,” 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.”
But BBM Enterprise (BBMe) for the individual users will still be available.
BlackBerry Messenger once used to be one of the most popular messaging apps in the world was lagged behind once it’s competing with chat apps like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.
After Emtek’s blog released, BlackBerry revealed in a press release that it is bringing BBM Enterprise to the individual users. The service was earlier limited to the company’s enterprise customers. BBMe is now available as a free download from Google Play Store and it will be coming to Apple App Store soon.