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BlackBerry BBM gets enhanced privacy features in new release

BlackBerry has announced the launch of a new BBM release on iOS, Android and BlackBerry smartphones for enhanced privacy.

By: Tech Desk | New Delhi | Updated: April 5, 2016 8:34:06 am
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BlackBerry has announced the launch of a new BBM release for iOS, Android and BlackBerry smartphones with enhanced privacy features. The release lets users to take control over the content they share.

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BBM users can now retract message and pictures in case they were sent by mistake, or if they no longer wish for them to be accessible to the recipient. Also, users can set a timer to control for how long their contacts can view messages, and pictures shared.

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“Building on the renowned immediacy, reliability and security inherent to BBM, the new release provides unmatched level of privacy and control to BBM users without any subscription fees,” said Matthew Talbot, SVP, BBM at BlackBerry. “Keeping control over the messages and content that they share, BBM users can be ensured that what they share is always theirs to control.”

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Here is a list of all the key features:

• Forward messages from one chat to another
• Mute notifications for a multi-person chat on Android
• Scroll through all pictures shared on 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 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

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