BBM Meetings will be discontinued on February 10th 2016

One could say they saw this one coming, but not me as I tend to use BBM Meeting at least a few times a week. BlackBerry has just published an article in the BlackBerry Knowledge base stating that on February 10th 2016 BBM Meeting will be discontinued. Check out the full article below and let us know what you think about BlackBerry killing off BBM Meetings in the comments.

Effective February 10th 2016, the BBM Meetings service will be discontinued. For customers using the service, and who wish to continue to use a mobile-first web conferencing solution, BlackBerry is pleased to facilitate a direct relationship with our preferred partner and vendor, Zoom Communications. We believe a direct connection with Zoom Communications will provide you with a comparable web conferencing solution that is both efficient and cost-effective. Customers have the option to convert to the Zoom web conferencing solution – or a vendor of their choosing – over a 10 week transition period.
Transitioning to Zoom from BBM Meetings Option:

Customers who opt to switch to the Zoom Pro plan will receive an upgraded experience:

  • For meetings they can host for up to 50 participants,
  • With high quality video and audio conferencing,
  • With screen sharing capabilities,
  • With the use of Video Breakout Rooms.

Until December 31st, 2015, customers signing up with Zoom will receive a highly competitive offer of a 10% reduction off the lifetime of the account – equating to costs of $135 USD per host per year.
This offer is available at using the coupon code blackberry-zoom on the payment page. Terms and conditions apply, and are detailed on the site.

Source: BlackBerry