BlackBerry Messenger’s consumer service will close down on May 31, 2019, the company announced in a blog post earlier this week.
It’s unclear how many users will be affected, but since its launch in 2005, BlackBerry Messenger has experienced a rollercoaster ride of popularity.
However, BlackBerry announced that BBM Enterprise (BBMe) would now be available to everyone – for a fee. The BBM Enterprise app is now available for download in the iOS and Google Play stores.
The service will be free to new users for the first year, but will then cost $2.50 for a six month subscription. Gizmodo reported.