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@Kaustubh Katdare • 02 Nov, 2014
Blackberry is trying to reinvent itself to stay relevant in the smartphone markets across the world. An important part of Blackberry ecosystem is the software it makes. The ever popular Blackberry Messenger application now offers self destructing messages (a la Snapchat) and also offers message retraction. The updated version of BBM has been made available across all the platforms viz. Blackberry OS, Android and iOS.

The feature, called 'Timed Messages' allow you to send self destructing messages. It allows the sender to define how long will the receiver will have access to the pictures or text you've sent via BBM. As soon as the set time for the message expires, the message is deleted from the recipient's application. If the receiver takes a screenshot of the message, the sender is alerted about the same as well. Blackberry believes that this feature will give the users of blackberry more control over their own privacy.

Blackberry-BBM

The second addition to the latest BBM, called Retractable Messages will allow the sender to retract the message before it's read by the receiver. The receiver will not know about the message that has been retracted. Both the features are being offered as 'premium features' but will be free for the first three months.

The latest update also lets the users send and receive full versions of the pictures (without any compression). You should be able to get access to all these new features over the next few days via an update.

Source: MobileTor
@Sarathkumar Chandrasekaran • 02 Nov, 2014 wow
i like the features !!!
It so intrigueing
@Kaustubh Katdare • 02 Nov, 2014 I could never understand the reason behind popularity of snapchat. I mean, why in the world would anyone send a message that must get deleted after some time? ...and the option to take a screenshot is always there - so the receiver can of course save the photo before it's automatically deleted.

I however like the retractable messaging feature (and whatsapp should add it too!). There are times when you send message to wrong recipient or just want to edit a few things. I don't use BBM anyways; but would love to have comments from those who are active users of BBM.
@Rajni Jain • 02 Nov, 2014 I am a whatsapp fan, but BBM is not bad either !
(One can always take screenshot but would not do always, so a bit of security; Also if you are sending a big file, snapchat would ensure that it got destroyed and you are not to be blamed to fill the phone memory of others).

meanwhile
The updated version of BBM has been made available across all the platforms viz. Blackberry OS, Android and iOS.
They haven't released the update on windows?
Is this a miss on adding or they ignored the windows based BBM considering lesser user base.
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