BBM vs Telegram


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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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Telegram
Telegram is a messaging app with a focus on speed and security. It’s super-fast, simple, secure and free. Telegram seamlessly syncs across all of your devices and can be used on desktops, tablets and phones alike. You can send an unlimited amount of messages, photos, videos and files of any type (.doc, .zip, .pdf, etc.). Telegram groups have up to 200 people and you can send broadcasts to up to 100 contacts at a time. Be sure to check our website for a list of Telegram apps for all platforms. Telegram alternatives for business are Slack, Hipchat, Microsoft Teams
Comparing BBM vs Telegram 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 Telegram has better video than BBM



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

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

- Telegram adds unsend feature (in 2017)
- Telegram released Bot Platform 2.0 (in 2016)
- Telegram launched public chats - Channels (in 2015)
- Telegram now lets developers create smart chat-bots (in 2015)
- Telegram messenger is attracting business teams (in 2014)
- 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 Telegram was recently more active than BBM (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which BBM and Telegram meet head to head:

2015 - Telegram launched public chats - Channels to stand out over BBM


Secure messenger Telegram added new feature, that will be usefull for business - Channels. It's a new tool for broadcasting your messages to large audiences. Channels replace the old Broadcast lists and are better in every way. They can have an unlimited number of members, they can be public with a permanent URL and each post in a channel has its own view counter. Views from forwarded copies of your messages will be included in the total count. Last but not least, new members can see the entire message history in a channel once they join — all the way to day one. Channels are available in Telegram's iOS and Android apps.

2014 - BBM gets web-conferencing feature. Beware Telegram


BlackBerry is rolling out a new enterprise-focused feature for its mobile messaging solution: BBM Meetings. It's a voice and video teleconferencing solution that will be available on Android, BB10, Windows PC and Mac (iOS support is coming soon) that lets you start or schedule a virtual meeting on the fly from BBM chats. Invitees can be attended via BBM or email, and the meetings are synced up to your device’s calendar automatically. You can also present from either your mobile device or desktop, sharing your entire screen, a presentation, or a specific document. The BBM Meetings can support up to 25 participants at a time, with HD video. BBM Meetings will cost you $12.50 per host per month (attendees can participate for free).