BlackBerry Messenger users can now hail Ubers through the messaging platform — but only in Indonesia, other parts of Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Uber is now available on BBM!
Enabling you to request Uber rides without leaving BBM or downloading the Uber app. pic.twitter.com/dMWCI8U3s3
— BBM (@BBM) December 18, 2017
The platform, which now operates as part of a strategic alliance between a division of Emtek, one of Indonesia’s largest media companies, reportedly has over 100 million installs on Android, iOS and Windows (according to the BBM.com website).
The Uber hailing function in BBM makes use of Uber’s web-based m.uber app, which is optimized for lower quality connections and phones.
To hail a car, users can open the BBM app, then the ‘Discover’ menu where there’s an Uber Ride icon to select.