BBM vs Signal


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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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Signal
Privacy is possible, Signal makes it easy. Send high-quality group, text, picture, and video messages, all without SMS and MMS fees. Signal alternatives for business are Slack, Hipchat, Microsoft Teams.
Comparing BBM vs Signal 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 Signal has better video than BBM



Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like BBM has more user-friendly interface than Signal 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 BBM is more popular than Signal

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

- Encrypted messenger Signal adds voice and video calling (in 2017)
- BBM gets web-conferencing feature (in 2014)
- BlackBerry adds self-destructing messages to BBM (in 2014)
- BlackBerry launching an encrypted version of BBM (in 2014)
- Business IM added to BlackBerry mix (in 2003)

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

2014 - BlackBerry launching an encrypted version of BBM to take on Signal


BlackBerry is launching its instant messenger for enterprise users called BBM Protected, that enables FIPS 140-2 cryptographic messaging between users within the same enterprise, or between organizations who also use BBM Protected, for secure and confidential communications. External communications between organizations using different messaging servers could be a key feature for landing government and corporate contacts. For instance, defense agencies could communicate securely with their contractors, or big companies could encrypt their communications with their law firms.