BBM vs Viber

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.
Viber is a mobile app that provides free international calls and text messages to other Viber users using 3G or Wi-Fi. Uses your existing contact list - check out which of your phone contacts and friends is already on Viber so that you can call and text them for free.
Comparing BBM vs Viber 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 Viber has better video than BBM

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

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

- Viber acquired shopping keyboard startup Chatter Commerce (in 2017)
- Viber introduced secret chats with self-destructing messages (in 2017)
- Viber adds e-commerce feature (in 2017)
- Viber launched Public Accounts for businesses (in 2016)
- Viber adds end-to-end encryption and hidden chats (in 2016)
- Viber adds public chats (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)
- Japanese internet giant acquires Viber (in 2014)

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

2003 - Business IM added to BlackBerry mix to win over Viber

 BlackBerry is slotting instant messaging for businesses into its BlackBerry wireless e-mail device, using IBM's Lotus Sametime. The instant messaging software promises to allow businesspeople to exchange real-time text messages with recipients using desktops or handheld devices. It includes firewall security, single sign-in and message logging. For Lotus, the deal is another front in its push to sell instant messaging products to businesses. Sametime instant messaging software touts to enterprise customers looking for messaging services with security and customization features. The impetus to sell instant messaging products to businesses comes from the software's popularity among general Internet users. Services offered by AOL, Microsoft's MSN and Yahoo that allow people to exchange messages, files and video in real time have amassed millions of users. However, some companies have decided to block use of consumer instant messaging services like these, for fear of security breaches and for the lack of archiving capabilities for accountability purposes.