Before we had WhatsApp, Snapchat, Twitter, iMessage, GroupMe, Beluga (remember that?), and whatever other sort of messaging app the kids use today, we had BBM. And we should all take a moment to celebrate its 10th birthday. Because without BBM, we wouldn’t know how great these group apps with read receipts, sent confirmations, group chats and more could have been.
And like any good birthday, BlackBerry is celebrating the nativity of its 10 year old client. It’s not too exciting: the firm is releasing a Happy Birthday BBM sticker pack that’s free, and only for a day before it’ll cost you money. That’s kind of silly, but you can find it on any of the BBM apps across Android, iOS and BlackBerry 10 right now.
Forget the sticker pack, though. Let’s reflect on BBM and the great service it has been over the past 10 years. To another 10 years, BBM!