BBM update available with greater privacy, control and more

Posted by Mister Mobility

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.


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.


  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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