To Our BBM Channel Followers…

BBM Consumer is coming to an end, so where do we follow UTB? On our new Channel and in our new Super Group!

We’re quickly approaching the day that I have been regretting. The day that Emtek pulls the plug on BBM Consumer.

BBM Channels, found within BBM Consumer was the birthplace of UTB Blogs. Not only that, it’s where we have had the largest reach. It was, and for the time being, still is the place where we have the most sense of community. And it’s heartbreaking that we are losing it.

While we were hoping that some miracle would occur saving BBM Consumer, we weren’t holding our breath. And it appears that it’s a good thing that we didn’t. It appears that tomorrow, BBM as we know it will be gone.

We have seen our BBM community scatter. Most of us at least have a BBMe login now. Many of us have moved on to Telegram where we can still enjoy a version of Channels. Some have moved on to Chinese chat platforms, and still others have moved onto WhatsApp.

When we started out, we never thought we’d see the number of followers which we have on BBM. We are currently sitting at 88,264 followers. We don’t want to lose you, and as BBM Consumer comes to a close, we are inviting you to follow us on other platforms.

You can find us on Twitter @UTBBlogs

You can find our Telegram Channel @TheRealUTB

We are also starting a new UTB Blogs Super Group on Telegram. Our Super Group is a place for fans, contributors, and hopefully, future contributors, to chat about topics that you’ll find on UTB Blogs. These topics include BlackBerry, mobile tech and security, geek topics, and current events. To join the brand new UTB Blogs Supergroup on Telegram, click here.

Moving forward without BBM is a frightening proposition. We hope you’ll join us.


Founder & Owner of UTB Blogs. Former BlackBerry Elite. When I'm not talking or writing about BlackBerry, you'll find me using my BlackBerry.