Last week on Facebook I saw many people posting messages such as “add me, new PIN 29E9114C!” and I thought ‘Since when is everyone using BBM again and why?’. So I googled and found that since last week BBM became also available for Android and iOs. In the meanwhile the amount of active users increased with 20 million people. Which makes a total of 80 million users.
Blackberry was the first who made it possible to send free messages by mobile phones. It became very popular among the youth and for some of them became The reason to buy a Blackberry, since BBM was only available for Blackberry. But then there came substitutes for BBM, such as WhatsApp and Facebook messenger, which could also be used on other smartphone then Blackberry. From this moment BBM became less and less popular.
So now they made the app available for iOs and Android as well, but Whatapp is still more populair with their 300 million users and other services are raising popularity as well.
What service do you use to send free messages and will you use BBM (again)?