BBM’s Message Retraction and Timer features are now free to use without subscription

BBM Retract and Delete

BlackBerry has updated BBM for Android, iOS and BlackBerry 10 that makes privacy features such as Timed Messages and Message Retraction that were previously only available as part of a BBM subscription are now completely free. These features were introduced back in 2014.

The Retract feature lets users retract messages and pictures from recipients they sent mistakenly or no longer wish to make accessible. Timer gives users control over how long their contacts can view shared messages, pictures, or location information.

New features in latest BBM update

  • Forward messages from one chat to another
  • Ability to mute notifications for a multi-person chat on Android
  • Scroll through all pictures shared within a 1:1 or multi-person chat on Android
  • Choose if users want pictures taken within BBM chats saved to their device
  • Video sharing improvements – capture and share larger videos on iOS
  • Redesigned chat screen look and feel on iOS
  • Multi-select mode to allow multiple messages to be deleted, retracted, or forwarded at once on iOS
  • Retract and edit messages in group chats on BlackBerry 10
  • Retract chat – retract all sent messages when you end a chat on BlackBerry 10
  • Marshmallow (Android 6.0) support

Get BBM for Android, iOS, Windows Phone from here, if you don’t have it yet.

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