BBM update available with greater privacy, control and more

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BBM retract

A new update to Blackberry Messenger is being pushed out from today to Blackberry 10, Android and iPhone users. The new update adds the following features:

Here’s a quick overview of what you’ll find in this latest release of BBM:

  • Timed Messages: Set how long contacts have access to messages and pictures shared in a chat
  • Message Retraction: ‘Retract’ a message to remove it from your BBM chat
  • A quicker sticker picker: Adding stickers to your BBM chats is now even quicker with a new picker
  • HD Picture Transfer: It’s easier than ever to get a high quality version of the pictures you receive in BBM
  • Discover Music: See what music your contacts are listening to in BBM Feeds.

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Unfortunately, I can confirm that these new features are not yet available for Windows smartphone BBM users.


In the meantime, I have done a test of the new features and find that they work. Do share below your thoughts and experience with them in the comments section after you have updated your app.

5 comments

  1. The person you’re chatting with must have a compatible BBM version for these features to work.

  2. I’m really impressed with the features especially the times message and the retraction. I know with time when people update their BBM its going to be very handy.

  3. I’ve used it both on a BB10 device and on the Android platform…timed messages work fine though they take a getting use to…

    However, I understand these features are free for 3 months then will be available as a ‘premium’ for a fee thereafter…can anyone confirm this?

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