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Blackberry releases updated BBM with message retraction and Snapchat-esque feature

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 01 Nov 2014 18:50

Blackberry releases updated BBM with message retraction and Snapchat-esque feature BlackBerry has announced a new update for its popular BBM messaging service that includes a few new features that should sit well with users.
The company says the heart of the release is better privacy features.

Here is the full list:

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.

With these new features, now is the time to get your friends on BBM to start enjoying the unmatched level of privacy and control.


BlackBerry also noted that a premium BBM is coming soon, but for the time being the "Timed Messages and Message Retraction features are premium features that will be available free and without restriction over the next three months. After this time, unrestricted access to these features will become part of a broader bundle of features that will be offered as part of a BBM subscription."

The updated app should be available now in your respective app store.

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