BBM sees an increase in monthly active users

BBM sees an increase in monthly active users
BlackBerry announced its latest quarterly earnings report today, and overall it was something of a mixed bag. The company was able to slow the bleeding, but also saw a drop in revenue. But, there was an unequivocal bright spot in the report: BlackBerry Messenger. It seems as though the decision to release BBM on Android and iOS was a good idea, because the service has seen an increase in active monthly users.

As part of the earnings report, BlackBerry announced that BBM now has 115 million registered users and 85 million monthly active users. This is solid news, because last quarter, BlackBerry said that the service had about 80 million monthly active users. 5 million users in a quarter is a net positive, especially when it comes to a social product like this, because as more people use the product, more will be attracted to it. 

There is also the added benefit of making the service more attractive to potential buyers. While BlackBerry itself is no longer on the market, there are still rumors that it is looking to sell off BBM in order to focus more on its BlackBerry Enterprise Server software, which new CEO John Chen plans to make the centerpiece of his comeback plan for BlackBerry.

source: BlackBerry

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10 Comments

1. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

This is great news! Keep moving forward, BlackBerry!

2. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

true, we are all behind you, thats if you make a killer spec phone and apps

3. dome888

Posts: 86; Member since: Oct 10, 2012

Hangouts is still the best, login from any device simultaneously, beat that

4. jamesedward318 unregistered

I damn near deleted my BBM app. Forgot I had the damn app on my phone.

5. tatail

Posts: 261; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

I don't know what other people use BBM for, but I personally use it for calling overseas. The call quality is just sweet. Of course this with people who use Android and iPhones. Has saved me a lot of money lately. Before I used Viber, Skype and Rebtel. Between Viber and Skype, Viber had better call quality but man BBM just kills it. My other option has always been Rebtel but as most of you may not know it is a paid service so it is not best alternate. Now with BBM it is just great.

6. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

115 million registered user, 85 million (monthly) active user in march 160 million registered user, 85 million (monthly) active user in june it seems to me bbm is stuck!!

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 22201; Member since: May 28, 2014

It's seems you have a TROLLING obsession with BlackBerry. You should seek immediate help.

7. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

I write the summary here, and will update this every time I got new news in PA, so the bb addict will know how GREAT (sarcasm) their favorite company messaging service were Q3 2013... 80 milion (monthly) active user Q4 2013... 85 million (monthly) active user, 115 million registered user Q1 2014... 85 million (monthly) active user, 160 million registered user

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 22201; Member since: May 28, 2014

It's more monthly ACTIVE users than the others, INCLUDING WhatsCrap, so BlackBerry must be doing something right. WhatsCrap has 500 million REGISTERED users and only about 20 million use it monthly. That's 480 MILLION users who have chucked that crap to the side.

10. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

BS!!! Maybe you should do more research before praying for the false god. As I said.... Line have 300 million MAU (monthly active user), WeChat HAVE 396 MILLION MAU (Monthly active user), Whats App has 450 Million MAU (monthly active user), whereas BBM only has 85 million MAU (monthly active user) http://www.cnet.com/news/messaging-app-wechat-surges-to-396-million-monthly-active-users/ http://thenextweb.com/apps/2014/03/19/whatsapp-rival-wechat-is-narrowing-the-gap-as-it-passes-355-million-monthly-active-users/ http://techcrunch.com/2013/11/25/line-300m/ don't talk BS. That's the real number!!! BBM is the loosing compared to simpler messaging system such as Line, What's App & WeChat. People don't like to use complicated awkward alphabet sequence (pronounce by bb lover as PIN).

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