Today, BlackBerry Messenger ceases to exist

Today, May 31 is the last day of the BlackBerry Messenger service.

What it is

BlackBerry Messenger is one

of the oldest messengers. It was released in 2005, and in 2016, the Emtek Group holding acquired the rights to it.

For these few years, the company has triedreanimate BBM by separating the corporate version into a separate structure and developing the “mass” one separately. But all attempts were unsuccessful, and as a result, the Emtek Group had to admit that the BlackBerry Messenger would not be able to compete with competitors like WhatsApp, Telegram, etc.

"The technology industry is very fluid, sodespite our considerable efforts, old users switched to other platforms, and it turned out difficult to attract new users, ”summed up the BlackBerry.

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What now

From tomorrow the service stopsexistence: users will not be able to open the application, view their photos, correspondence and files. But in exchange, a corporate instant messenger with built-in encryption BBM Enterprise (BBMe) opened for personal use.