Uber is now available on BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) because apparently, there are still plenty of people in the world who use the service. The function means users can hail an Uber car straight from BBM without leaving the app. “With this partnership, BBM users can quickly request an Uber ride via BBM despite variations in quality of location, network speed, or device features,” said Chan Park, Uber’s general manager in Southeast Asia.
BBM’s popularity has plummeted in Western markets thanks to the rise of iMessage, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and other services, but it still has a presence in developing countries. TechCrunch notes that the feature will be available in select countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and the Middle East.
To use the service, you just open your BBM app and open the ‘Discover’ menu where there’s an Uber Ride icon. Tap on that and log in, where you’ll be able to request an Uber ride. This BBM partnership is the latest in Uber’s crusade to integrate with every popular app out there; Uber is also integrated with Facebook Messenger, for example.