BBM updates its Android app allowing users to retract sent pictures, and more

BBM updates its Android app allowing users to retract sent pictures, and more
BBM was such an important part of the BlackBerry experience at one time, that it still is hard to imagine the messaging app being available for other platforms. Speaking of which, BBM for Android was updated today after the new version was left incubating in the Beta Zone for a while. The update allows Android users sporting BBM on their handset, to catch up to those with the iOS and BlackBerry 10 variants of the app.

So what new features does the update bring to the Android version of BBM? How about the ability to search your BBM chats, contacts, groups and channel. With the update, you can now "Like" posts in your BBM feed, and delete from your phone unwanted messages in your chats. If you want to learn someone's location, you can use Glympse to request it, and certain contacts can now receive messages that you broadcast to them.

BBM allows users to retract messages that they sent, but wished they hadn't. The new update adds the ability to retract pictures (you know which ones we mean!), retract all sent messages in a chat, and retract and edit messages in multi-person and group chats. And of course, the update includes the usual bug fixes and performance enhancements.

If you haven't yet received the update for the Android version of BBM, you can see if it has arrived by heading to the Google Play Store. Click on the hamburger menu on the top left, and open My apps and games. If you never installed the app on your phone, you can do so by clicking on the sourcelink. While there are in-app purchases available, BBM is free to download and install on your device.

source: BBM (Android|iOS|BB10|) via Crackberry

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