BBM Beta for BlackBerry 10 updated, adds Private Chat feature in Privacy and Control Subscription


A new BBM beta update has arrived today adding the new Private Chat feature as part of the Privacy and Control subscription. Other new features include Quote Message – users can now quote a previously received message as reference. 

In addition to the new features mentioned, users are now able to organize which sticker packs appear in their main Sticker Picker view. If you’re already a subscriber to the retract and timed messages, you will automatically be enrolled in the private chat, as part of the Privacy and Control Subscription. Nice!

A full list of changes are as below:

This beta version of BBM introduces:

Private Chat: make sure your sensitive messages are kept confidential. In a private chat, all contact information is hidden, and new message notifications are discreet.
Your chat is automatically deleted on both ends when the chat is inactive or closed. To start a private chat, open the menu from within a 1:1 chat and select “Start Private Chat”

Private chat is included in the new Privacy and Control Subscription, which bundles several powerful features into one convenient subscription.

This new subscription includes the following components:

  • Private Chat
  • Edit Message
  • Timed Messages and Pictures
  • Retract

All existing Timed and Retracted Messages Subscribers will be upgraded to the new Privacy and Control Subscription at no additional cost.

Ability to Order Sticker Packs: now you have the ability to customize which Sticker Packs you see in your main Sticker Picker view using the Stickers Settings Menu.

Quote Message: reference and reply to a previous message in your chat. To quote a message, tap and hold on it and select “Quote Message”.

Remember, folks, this appears to be a limited Beta so if you’re one of the lucky chosen ones, let us know how it is!