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Another App Shutdown! BBM Set To Shut Down May 31st, 2019

It hasn’t been long since Google+ said goodbye now BBM as well is shutting down. Quick question; do people still use BBM?

BBM was popular in the early 2000s. But the coming of WhatsApp and other instant messaging applications such as Telegram, WeChat and Facebook Messenger pushed it to the corner. They recently announced that they will be shutting down their consumer service on May 31st, 2019.

They said; “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,” the company wrote in a blog. “Though we are sad to say goodbye, the time has come to sunset the BBM consumer service, and for us to move on.”

Those using the enterprise version of the app, called BBMe, will continue operations as normal. If you really miss BBM and want to keep using it, you can also download the enterprise version on Android and iOS for free, but there is a $2.50 subscription fee for every six months.

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Michael Iyeyi, CEO of Alphatekng.com is a humble tech enthusiast, a blogger, and a music freak with passion to impact lives positively.

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