First up, BlackBerry is adding a material design refresh for the Android app. The app fits in nicely with Lollipop and Google’s material design language, offering a flat look, slide-out navigation drawer, and a floating action button for things like starting a new chat. Android users and own platform Blackberry users ought to be ready to transfer the update and acquire the preemption, however iOS users still have to wait for it pop up on iTunes.
The company has unveiled a new security feature on BBM messenger that is particularly aimed at those who regard confidentiality and privacy as a greatest priority.
And here’s a Private Chat – you’ll note there’s no profile pictures and no names. You’ll also be alerted if someone takes a screenshot, not that the screenshot is going to provide any damning evidence against you anyway.
BlackBerry has updated its messenger app BBM for BB10, Android and iOS with new Private Chat feature and has replaced the existing Timed and Retracted Messages Subscription with Privacy and Control Subscription.
It strips the sender’s details like profile picture and name after enabling the Private Chat mode.
Furthermore, developers have implemented a new “quote message” feature so users can reference previous messages in their chat.
BlackBerry Private Chat is involved in the latest Privacy and Control Subscription, which changes the current Timed and Retracted Messages Subscription. They can send timed pictures that will self-destruct or retract a message that was sent to wrong person.
BBM users already know that they can share private moments with their family and friends. The Private Chat will automatically end after a set period of time as well.
For these handful of users, BlackBerry has released a new update to BBM which will allow them to enable private messaging and hide identity in chats, for a small cost.
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