BBM for Android Beta comes with Material Design and new features

A beta version of BBM for Android is now available in the BlackBerry Beta Zone. This version of the messaging app features the Material Design used with Android 5.0, and means a complete redesign for the app. As BlackBerry says, the result is "a more colorful, more eye-popping, and easier-to-use BBM experience that’s brand-new, yet very familiar."

The update also brings some new features. In Private Chats, the name of your contact is hidden and new message notifications are turned off. The chat is deleted after a short period of time, or when you end the private chat. Also being tried out for the  BBM for Android, a replace button allows you to edit a message you've already sent. As BlackBerry says, this is the perfect complement to the message retraction feature in BBM. And you can share status updates faster, right from the BBM news feed.

Remember that this is only a beta and changes can still take place before the final version is released. To be eligible to install the beta, you must be a card carrying member of the BlackBerry Beta Zone.

source: BlackBerry via Crackberry

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