BBM Consumer has ended. Now what?
The end of BBM Consumer has left many feeling disconnected and lost. BlackBerry has made a call to arms to bring fans and users together with a chance to share memories on social media. This opportunity may be a chance to discover more BlackBerry fans out there! So, speak up!
After a day of messages about the end of BBM, and moving from BBM to BBMe, the tech company is encouraging everyone to share their favorite BBM memories on Twitter. This feels like a memorial to an intrinsic feature that would latter become a native part of our smartphone experience.
BBM is clearly going to be missed by us at UTB. It was how we communicated and was the fuel that ran this site. We have not stopped, and this defining moment in tech history has even prompted my return to blogging. This chance from BlackBerry to curate users’ favorite memories in one stream of Twitter replies gives way to a cathartic release of nostalgia and loss.
We do grieve. However, in true BlackBerry fashion, I plan to #KeepMoving without this messenger. So, I will reminisce. I will remember. But I will also keep moving.
BlackBerry has made BlackBerry Messenger Enterprise available, because they value your privacy and security. They want you to have a secure method to communicate. Maybe you’ll decide to move on to Telegram or WhatsApp because they feel more like BBM Consumer, but don’t forget BlackBerry staff worked hard to bring Enterprise to individuals. By paying the nominal subscription, you’re supporting BlackBerry’s efforts. This is the time we must speak and advocate for one another. This niche community is fractured without BBM Consumer. So, join together and let your voice be heard. Share your memories! I shared mine!