BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) now offers Uber integration to all users


BlackBerry has just announced that it has partnered with Uber to bring BBM users around the world access to the ride-on-demand service through its application. BBM Messenger users on both the Android and iOS platforms will now be able to book an Uber ride via the dedicated icon in the BBM Discover menu.

More importantly, you'll be able to call your Uber without leaving the BBM application or having to install the dedicated Uber app on their smartphones. When the new Uber service is launched from the Discover menu, the service will ask users to sign in with their mobile number or connect with a social media account.

The service will then access their profiles and settings and load a map after automatically detecting their locations. You'll then be able to set your destination, tap the Request Uber button and a payment option.

As the title says, the new feature will soon be available to every BBM user in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and the Middle East.

source: BlackBerry via CrackBerry

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11 Comments

1. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

BBM is really shaping up to be a platform that's chock full of services and features. Truly the best IM client, IMO.

2. Neoberry99

Posts: 68; Member since: Jun 30, 2015

I agree

3. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

An IM Client, no matter how refined or polished, doesn't mean anything without contacts. And I, personally, have yet to find a soul in 2017 who is still available on BBM. Even a few years back, when I actually had a Bold, only one person was on my contact list who had a Blackberry Torch! And by the time I got my Nexus 5, my first Android Smartphone, I'd to abandon my then favorite IM Client in favor of What'sApp; which I'm using as my primary IM to date. Anyhow, according to a survey:https://www.similarweb.com/blog/worldwide-messaging-apps I quote: "In the U.S., only 0.42% of Androids had the BBM app, with Australia and the UK showing slightly higher use." End quote. And if that short string of text doesn't put things into perspective then you may want to look at the given pie-chart. What? Can't find BBM in the pie-chart? Look VERY closely! It's there, alright! In any case; I've no idea why some people get all grouchy even to the slightest of criticism aimed at Blackberry here?! Fanboys, maybe? Oh well, G'Day!

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

I love it when haters like you come trolling on through, cherry picking information, never revealing the full facts. Makes it that much more enjoyable when I post the facts: “BBM didn’t just stay, it’s still growing. The last I heard was a monthly active user count of 55 million in January. Adi says it’s now 60 million. It’s the biggest chat platform in a country of close to 260 million people. And it’s certainly BBM’s largest user base.” “It’s the biggest chat app in a country of close to 260 million people.” That’s from here:https://www.techinasia.com/emtek-plans-after-acquisition-bbm And that’s just in Indonesia alone. Kinda puts a damper on your “nobody uses BBM tirade” you just went on, lol. Trolling, maybe? You absolutely are, and that’s why you’ve been “limited” several times in the time that you’ve been a part of this community. Sorry, but not sorry to spoil your trolling. G’Day!

7. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Contrary to popular belief, I don't have a meatball where my brain should be! I've read the article, alright! "And that’s just in Indonesia alone." Yes, Indonesia alone, the SINGLE, ONLY COUNTRY where BBM still trumps every IM and is actually growing but the inverse is true for pretty much everywhere else; including Europe, Australia and North America. Oh and one more thing in case you haven't noticed already; I'm from The Kangaroo Land and hence AM NOT an Indonesian! And here, most blokes use either What'sApp or Messenger. And the first thing that came in my mind when I read the 'cherry picking' comment is this: Pot calling the kettle black! Who's rolling his eyes away from the reality? You or me? Try asking any person you know for his BBM ID (Unless you're Indonesian). That surely won't leave a good impression of you on him! G'Day!

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

Contrary to what you just said, you’ve proven that it’s the exact opposite with your comment. So why didn’t you include Indonesia in your narrative? Or would that have ruined your false narrative of “BBM is doomed”? Doesn’t matter where you are from. I’m not from Indonesia either, but I have more than enough sense enough to realize that the entire world isn’t where I live. I didn’t cherry pick, I INCLUDED the information that you “conveniently”left out in your trolling tirade. You were cherry picking in a failed effort to push your false narrative of “BBM is doomed” as fact. You definitely are rolling your eyes away from reality, and oh-so-triggered because I pointed it out, lol. I’m a part of about BBM Groups, each with 50 people in said groups, and that’s not including the many BBM contacts I have, and only 3 of them are from Indonesia. Kinda puts a damper on your G’Day, now doesn’t it? Lmao.

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

I also just love how you skipped over this part in the linked article that posted: “Yes, you read that right. BlackBerry’s BBM is still used by the masses in at least one country in the world: Indonesia. As of April 2016, the app was installed on 87.5% of all Android devices in the country, far surpassing any other country in terms of BBM use.” Cherry picking at its finest, lol.

6. Valdomero

Posts: 666; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Nice feature! too bad almost nobody in my country uses BBM anymore, Whatsapp is the ruler here.

8. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Don't you know? Spartans used BBM for tactical use in the war against The Persians? Ha! I'm sure there are a few blokes here who'd "disrespectfully disagree" with your statement! I'm from Australia, but some Indonesian guy here knows about this country better than me! He's insisting that everyone use BBM in Austrailia, but I'm just too blind to see any of them! As per his vision and wisdom, all those articles regarding 1 Billion What'sApp user base are nothing but false claims and FAKE NEWS! Oh well, eh?! G'Day!

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

See, now you like to throw “subs”. I prefer the direct approach of calling you out. I’ve never even been to Indonesia, much less claim to be Indonesian. But I’m not some blind troll like you that cherry picks his information and then gets all triggered when he’s called out on it like you are. I’d like you to point out where I’ve ever claimed to be from Indonesia, and where I ever “insisted” that “everyone use BBM in Australia”. Don’t worry, I’ll wait, while you fumble out a response in an effort to backtrack because I just called you out in your fallacy....

11. Valdomero

Posts: 666; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

I live in a little piece of country in the American Continent (Not the USA, a bit to the lower-center of the whole continent). There was a boom of BBM during 2010, everybody had a frikin Blackberry, there was even a song about the BBM Pin and the females. Then out of nowhere, Android phones started to become popular and Whatsapp started its reign, little by little BBM was moved to the corner and started collecting dust. I really liked BBM for its security and 'sense of privacy' because you didn't shared your phone #, only a code. With Whatsapp is virtually impossible to avoid that. They were too slow to release BBM to all the platforms.

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