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Sunday, November 2, 2014

[Android app] BBM update lets you retract messages and more


BBM for Android has been updated, and brings some useful features and enhancements to the messaging client. Now when you send a message by mistake, you can simply tap the retract button. This works both before or after the text has been viewed.

You can download the update directly on your Android device through the Google Play Store or by using the link which follows.

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Download from the Google Play Store
Price Free
Requirements Android

The message retraction feature will avoid those accidental messages that you never meant to send and you can see the feature demonstrated in the following video.



towards the end of the video, you can also set a timer that determines how long other people have access to certain messages and images. The content will not appear until a recipient presses down and holds onto the chat. The message will then disappear after the time limit has expired or they lift their finger up from the screen. BBM can't prevent them from taking a screenshot, but it will shoot you a notification if it detects that one has occurred.



Besides this, the update to BBM for Android also makes picking stickers easier and shows what music your friends are listening to in feeds. Additionally when someone sends you an image, you can request an HD version with more detail. The full change-log is as follows.
  • TIMED MESSAGES: Set how long contacts have access to messages and pictures shared in a chat. See the full description for more information.
  • MESSAGE RETRACTION: ‘Retract’ a message to remove it from your BBM chat. See the full description for more information.
  • A QUICKER STICKER PICKER: Adding stickers to your BBM chats is now even quicker
  • HD PICTURE TRANSFER: It’s easier than ever to get a high quality version of pictures
  • DISCOVER MUSIC: See what music your contacts are listening in Feeds

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