The unending travails of BBM users in 2017

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All around the world, BBM users continue to be faced with all sorts of issues.

Crackberry reports that BBM for Android and iOS is all sorts of messed up right now and users are having a hell of a time logging in and carrying out various actions. I say that BBM has been messed up for a long time – and I am a BBM fan. As a matter of fact, I really do prefer BBM to WhatsApp. Better control over who connects with me. But I dumped BBM ages ago.

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It must be over a year ago now since I have switched to WhatsApp as my sole instant messaging tool. Why did I leave? BBM seemed to be bloated and buggy. Sometimes the app wouldn’t load. At other times, the chat screen would go blank. If it wasn’t one thing, it was another. There is only so much pain that one can take. So, I said goodbye.

The Travails of BBM Users in 2017

And here we are today, and BBM is still messing up. The CrackBerry article and reader comments reveal that the app is not logging users in, throwing up server errors, incorrect login details errors, and incorrect device time error, among others.

Do you still use BBM? What has your experience been like? Is it working fine for you right now? Share with us.


  1. I dumped BBM over 2 years ago. It was just a spacehog and I didn’t have much contacts actively using it anymore.

  2. As a matter of fact, I had actually forgotten there’s such an app called BBM until I saw this article. At the time I used it, I did also prefer it and wondered what the hype was all about WhatsApp. I had to let go when I did an OS upgrade on the Infinix Note I used then only to realize I would see messages I received only when I opened the app.

  3. BBM still works, don’t forget that this is the only messaging app with ability to retract message. U can now set up a bbm account with your phone number. WhatsApp does not have this feature.

  4. To think there was a time Android users literally had to queue to get a BBM pin.
    Change is always constant

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