blackberry messenger shut down may 31

Emtek Group acquired the rights for BBM back in 2016 to bring back to life the beloved messenger from the early-mid 2000s. Sadly, today the company announced it is discontinuing the consumer version on May 31, citing “very fluid industry”.

The press release revealed that company employees “poured their hearts” into making BBM great again, but acknowledged that users have moved on to other platforms, while new users proved difficult to sign on.

Since Emtek decided to pull the plug of BBM, the original BlackBerry company that still offers security solutions, is making the BBM…