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  1. Rustybronco's Avatar
    I lost my last BBM contact when He off'ed his Z10 and bought a J7.

    Loaded FB messenger APK so I could stay in contact with him. Hopefully it won't be a huge battery drain.
    08-22-16 12:46 PM
  2. KemKev's Avatar
    Life evolves...we either adapt of we die.
    08-22-16 01:15 PM
  3. ray689's Avatar
    Can't your contact download BBM on their new device?

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    bh7171, Carl Estes and skinnymike1 like this.
    08-22-16 02:17 PM
  4. ToniCipriani's Avatar
    Can't your contact download BBM on their new device?

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    Probably the said contact simply doesn't want to use it.
    08-22-16 02:19 PM
  5. Rustybronco's Avatar
    Tony, my guess as well. He's big into FB and who knows how many BBM contacts he has left.

    The hand writing is on the wall. Evolve or die. I think I'll do neither for now.
    gruv4u likes this.
    08-22-16 02:36 PM
  6. eggman1987's Avatar
    My only BBM contact is the ******* PRIV owners group.

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    08-22-16 02:48 PM
  7. BerrySoul's Avatar
    They can download the BBM app. Problem fixed.

    Posted via CB10
    bh7171 likes this.
    08-22-16 02:57 PM
  8. bh7171's Avatar
    BBM is cross-platform. I fail to see the issue. It's as easy to download as Messenger or any other messenger app. I have more now than years past. I just tell people to go to the Google Playstore or Apple store. Facebook forcing people to download messenger is pure and utter BS! (just my opinion)

    The White Knight-BlackBerry Passport
    murphcid, Plazmic Flame and Jrox74 like this.
    08-22-16 08:39 PM
  9. Rustybronco's Avatar
    The issue is his choice to not use BBM. I cannot force him to do that nor would I.
    TGR1, TgeekB, MC_A_DOT and 3 others like this.
    08-22-16 08:58 PM
  10. johnny_bravo72's Avatar
    BBM is cross-platform. I fail to see the issue. It's as easy to download as Messenger or any other messenger app. I have more now than years past. I just tell people to go to the Google Playstore or Apple store. Facebook forcing people to download messenger is pure and utter BS! (just my opinion)

    The White Knight-BlackBerry Passport
    Forcing people to download and use BBM is likewise BS.
    IMHO.

    *C5303
    TgeekB likes this.
    08-22-16 10:23 PM
  11. Prem WatsApp's Avatar
    Tony, my guess as well. He's big into FB and who knows how many BBM contacts he has left.

    The hand writing is on the wall. Evolve or die. I think I'll do neither for now.
    The a$$imilation phase has started.

    Integrate, submit, or miss out... :-)

    (not that I wanted any of the above options, lol)

      "Chenterprise. We are the future. Resistance is futile. Prepare to BBe... "  
    08-22-16 11:13 PM
  12. ray689's Avatar
    Forcing people to download and use BBM is likewise BS.
    IMHO.

    *C5303
    Not sure it's forcing in this case. The user clearly used it on his Z10 prior to getting a new phone. Can't imagine he was being forced to then? But who knows I guess.

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    08-22-16 11:56 PM
  13. bh7171's Avatar
    I don't recall saying force anyone to download BBM. I did say being cross-platform it's as easy to download as Messenger.

    The White Knight-BlackBerry Passport
    Man Minh Le likes this.
    08-23-16 12:11 AM
  14. blackburberry's Avatar
    I lost my last BBM contact when He off'ed his Z10 and bought a J7.

    Loaded FB messenger APK so I could stay in contact with him. Hopefully it won't be a huge battery drain.
    I'd say that makes it an even sadder day. JK
    08-23-16 12:58 PM
  15. Rustybronco's Avatar
    Actually it's worked out rather well so far. My wife needed a few photos I took in order so she could upload them onto Facebook. Checked the boxes and away they went.

    Z30, so versatile of a device.
    Carl Estes likes this.
    08-23-16 01:16 PM
  16. TgeekB's Avatar
    Join the club (it's a large club)
    08-23-16 05:30 PM
  17. GendelPrime's Avatar
    If BBM had integrated sms this wouldn't be a issue.

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    DrBoomBotz likes this.
    08-23-16 05:49 PM
  18. texn884's Avatar
    I love using BBM the best messaging app know to Man!
    08-23-16 06:13 PM
  19. anon(9742832)'s Avatar
    I lost my last BBM contact when He off'ed his Z10 and bought a J7.

    Loaded FB messenger APK so I could stay in contact with him. Hopefully it won't be a huge battery drain.
    Woof!
    08-23-16 06:38 PM
  20. bakron1's Avatar
    I have been active in two BBM groups for a year and a half in one and almost 3 years in another.

    I have made some great friends on BBM. I use both the IOS and Android versions of the app.
    08-23-16 06:44 PM
  21. BB-JAM215's Avatar
    I have been active in two BBM groups for a year and a half in one and almost 3 years in another.

    I have made some great friends on BBM. I use both the IOS and Android versions of the app.
    I'm wondering how many of your BBM contacts are on non BlackBerry Android phones or iPhones.
    08-23-16 07:04 PM
  22. Djlatino's Avatar
    Damn. I personally lost all my friends from BBM in 2013.
    grydlok and Dunt Dunt Dunt like this.
    08-23-16 08:59 PM
  23. playfoot's Avatar
    I don't recall saying force anyone to download BBM. I did say being cross-platform it's as easy to download as Messenger.

    The White Knight-BlackBerry Passport
    Then, I will say it...Just giving you a tough time.

    However, in all seriousness, I do force people in so much that if they want to "chat" with me, then I ONLY use BBM. Otherwise, pickup the phone, or email. For the record, I am not a big chatter, and in this age of instant emailing, I find email, just slightly slower.
    bh7171 and BerrySoul like this.
    08-23-16 09:59 PM
  24. jmartin4077's Avatar
    I'm down to 11 now. All close friends. But if someone wants to chat with me they will have to download BBM. No exceptions.


    Posted via CB10 with my Q10 or Z30 or Passport or maybe Playbook
    08-24-16 12:01 PM
  25. DenverRalphy's Avatar
    Facebook forcing people to download messenger is pure and utter BS! (just my opinion)
    This argument is just knee-jerk criticism for people actively seeking something to complain about. In a nutshell, it's just good design choice. People that don't use FB messenger get a leaner FB app. As well, people (like me) have FB messenger installed because we have contacts that prefer to use that medium, but don't need to install the FB app itself. I uninstalled that resource hogging app from my device a year ago and have no need for the main app, so I get to use FB Messenger without having to deal with the pitfalls of the main app.

    There's no "forcing" going on. If you use it, you will install it. If you don't, then you won't.

    If anything, keeping Messenger embedded in the main FB app forces FB users who don't use FB Messenger to utilize resources they'd normally not use.

    Modular deployment is almost always the best design decision. And more services would do well to follow this example.
    Last edited by DenverRalphy; 08-24-16 at 06:52 PM.
    Dunt Dunt Dunt and Rello like this.
    08-24-16 02:21 PM
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