BlackBerry BBM and WhatsApp

BlackBerry is finding new ways to improve its BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) app after WhatsApp announced that it will cease supporting the Canadian smartphone and some old Operating Systems by 2017. BlackBerry said that the company is working to make BBM more appealing to the users and that it will soon introduce a massive number of exciting features to compete with WhatsApp.

The company said it will also enhance the security of its messaging app, and will continue to provide services on other platforms as well.

Company said in a statement, “We are continuously finding new ways for BlackBerry users, once support of WhatsApp Messenger for BlackBerry 10 ends in late 2016.”

BlackBerry, however, did not announce what kind of features it has in its store for us in the coming days, but we can expect something new in BBM in the coming days. According to a source, BlackBerry may come up with “multi-person chat” service and some “fun” features.

It is important to mention here that Facebook-owned WhatsApp had recently announced that it will stop supporting BlackBerry OS, Symbian, and some old Android versions because the company claims that these operating systems are not compatible with the features that WhatsApp is going to offer in future. However, BlackBerry’s Android smartphone (Priv) will remain unaffected.

The number of WhatsApp users recently crossed one billion milestones, but there is a chance that it will decrease significantly very soon if the company stopped service for some operating Systems. There are more than 190 million BBM users worldwide.