BBM Enterprise
Developer(s)BlackBerry Ltd.
Initial releaseJune 2014; 9 years ago (2014-06)
Stable release / April 12, 2023; 9 months ago (2023-04-12)
Operating systemWindows, macOS, iOS, Android, BlackBerry 10
PredecessorBlackBerry Messenger
TypeInstant messaging client
LicenseProprietary trialware

BBM Enterprise (abbreviated as BBMe) is a centralized instant messaging client provided by Canadian company BlackBerry Limited. BBMe is marketed as a secure messenger with end-to-end encryption.[1]

BBMe was launched in 2014 originally as BBM Protected,[2][3] based on a revamped version of BBM (BlackBerry Messenger), the company's consumer-oriented instant messenger. Initially offered only for enterprise customers, BBMe was opened up to all customers in 2019 after the shutting down of the older consumer BBM service.[4][5][6][7]

From the client to server, messages in BBMe are encrypted using TLS.[8] Each message has its own random encryption public and private key.[3] It uses a FIPS 140-2 certified cryptographic library for generating the keys.[2][8] According to BlackBerry Ltd., BBMe complies with the following standards:[9]

In addition, it makes use of EC-SPEKE, KDF and One-Pass DH (all National Institute of Standards and Technology algorithm standards) with "256-bit equivalent security".[9]

The service consists of group chats, voice and video calls.[10] Unlike its predecessor, BBMe is not entirely free, lasting for a year before costing $2.49 for six months.[11]


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