When comparing Tox vs BBM Blackberry Messenger, the Slant community recommends Tox for most people. In the question“What are the best Skype alternatives?” Tox is ranked 4th while BBM Blackberry Messenger is ranked 11th. The most important reason people chose Tox is:
The code is licensed under GPL (may change in the future) and is available on [GitHub](https://github.com/irungentoo/toxcore).
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Free and open source
The code is licensed under GPL (may change in the future) and is available on GitHub.
Pro Multiple front-ends for multiple platforms available
At the moment there is no official Tox client, but a selection of 32 and 64 clients for Windows, OS X, Linux and Android is available.
Pro Privacy focused
Tox uses military grade encryption and works completely peer-to-peer.
Pro Feature rich
Video, voice, chat, file sharing, screen sharing and glympse enabled,
Pro Privacy oriented
End to end encryption.
Con Early stages of development
Since Tox is relatively new, it has important features missing (like group video) and requires a proper code review before it can be deemed reliable and ready for everyday use.
Con Video is Blackberry only
BBM video is only available on BBOS 10 or the Blackberry Playbook.