BlackBerry Messenger wants to be shutting down on May 31, 2019. This announcement came from a short blog post from Emtek (who handles BBM), with the title "Time to Say Goodbye." Somber news, indeed.

It was not too long ago that BBM saw a rebirth, or perhaps more appropriately, a renaissance. BlackBerry attempted to recapture new interest in the service by making it cross-platform. Despite making an honest effort, the BBM's team acknowledges that Facebook has sent messages to WhatsApp and Telegram.

BBM wants to be close to consumers on May 31

. You want to be on the lookout for more than one piece of BBM services. You can, however. get a refund for your in-app purchases via the Play Store process and you'll want to export all your data for download (except for your contacts and feeds). Your DANA balance will remain (which you can access via the DANA app). Other questions are answered on this FAQ page.

Note that this does not affect the enterprise version of BBM, which for all intents and purposes is a separate app altogether.