BBM for BB 10, Android and iOS Gets Updated With Timed Messages and More Features

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Canadian smartphone maker - BlackBerry has started rolling out new update for its iconic BBM app for BlackBerry 10, Android and iOS devices. The latest update offers quite a few new features including new privacy features such as Timed Messages feature that lets you set a timer to control how long messages and pictures you share with contacts can be viewed.

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Another interesting feature that the latest update brings to the BBM is Message retraction feature that lets you cancel the message in case if you have sent it to the wrong person.

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BBM for BB 10, Android and iOS Gets Updated With New Features

Here are some of the newly added featues of the BBM for BB 10, Android and iOS devices.

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

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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.

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

It may take 24 hours or more for the update to appear in your app store depending on your mobile platform and region.


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