BBM vs WhatsApp


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BBM
BBM is the best way to connect and share instant messages, pictures and more for free, in real time. BlackBerry offers a family of products that brings together the core strengths of BBM with features and capabilities aimed at enterprises. The new eBBM Suite works with BlackBerry smartphones and the BlackBerry enterprise solution.
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WhatsApp
WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS. WhatsApp Messenger is available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone and Nokia and yes, those phones can all message each other! Because WhatsApp Messenger uses the same internet data plan that you use for email and web browsing, there is no cost to message and stay in touch with your friends. Secure WhatsApp alternatives are Signal and Telegram.
Comparing BBM vs WhatsApp is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Let's start with videos. We think that WhatsApp has better video than BBM



Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like BBM has more user-friendly interface than WhatsApp because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots


To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that WhatsApp is more popular than BBM

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- WhatsApp launches business-accounts (in 2017)
- WhatsApp enabled two-factor authentication for everyone (in 2017)
- WhatsApp launches video calls (in 2016)
- WhatsApp launched desktop version for Mac and Windows (in 2016)
- WhatsApp now supports full end-to-end encryption (in 2016)
- WhatsApp will go free and add features for business (in 2016)
- WhatsApp web client adds iOS support (in 2015)
- WhatsApp launches web browser version (in 2015)
- BBM gets web-conferencing feature (in 2014)
- BlackBerry adds self-destructing messages to BBM (in 2014)

Looks like WhatsApp was recently more active than BBM (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which BBM and WhatsApp meet head to head:

2015 - WhatsApp launches web browser version to keep up competition with BBM


The popular international mobile messaging app WhatsApp has unveiled a web browser-based version of its service. For now the web application is only compatible with WhatsApp user accounts from Android, Windows and weirdly enough, Blackberry. For now iPhone owners won’t have access to WhatsApp’s desktop client. Furthermore, WhatsApp’s desktop web browser version only works on Google Chrome. Fortunately for the company, the app’s audience is largely international, and Android dominates the international market by far.