A couple of weeks ago, it was revealed that BlackBerry would be updating BBM with new features and sure enough it looks like those new features are starting to roll out. In case you missed our earlier report, the new features of BBM includes some Snapchat-like features, which is called Timed Messages on BBM.
Timed Messages will act like Snapchat’s self-destructing messages where after a certain amount of time, the messages will be deleted. This can be set by the user to in the event your phone is lost or stolen, hopefully by then those messages and images would have been erased. The next feature is Message Retraction.
This is a feature we’re sure many wish other messaging apps would have. It basically allows users to erase messages that they have sent. Usually message deletion is available in messaging apps, but it only affects what you see, not what the other person sees, so with Message Retraction you will be able to delete wrongly sent messages and save yourself some embarrassment.
According to BlackBerry, these new features are currently being rolled out to its users across all platforms that BBM is available on, but as BlackBerry has noted, “It may take 24 hours or more for the update to appear in your app store depending on your mobile platform and region.”