BlackBerry Messenger (yes, that BBM) is shutting down on May 31st

Grab your beloved Black BlackBerries, because the consumer version of BBM is officially dying at the end of May. In a blog post, Emtek (the company that has taken over the BBM application since 2016) has announced that support for the messaging application will end on May 31, citing fleeting users in recent years despite the efforts to revitalize the application with features. Like Uber and video calls.

"We are proud of what we have built to date … However, the technology industry is very fluid and, despite our substantial efforts, users have moved to other platforms, while users new ones had difficulties to log in, "the company wrote in a blog. "Although we are sad to say goodbye, the time has come to launch BBM's consumer service, and to move forward."

Those The use of the enterprise version of the application, called BBMe, will continue operations normally. If you really miss BBM and want to continue using it, you can also download the business version on Android and iOS for free, but there is a subscription fee of $ 2.50 for every six months. BBMe offers end-to-end encryption and editing / deletion of messages where the consumer version did not, so it may be worthwhile if you are still an avid BBM believer.

But if, like most people, we already passed, then remember a time when it was considered good to tell people to find it in an application using a complex mixture of numbers and letters as a way to add friends .