Video shows off advantages to using BBM as your messaging app

Video shows off advantages to using BBM as your messaging app
Imagine this scenario. You're having a bad day and because you're pissed off, you send a nasty text message to your boss. But no sooner have you sent your message on its way, then you find out that your boss has given you a raise. Uh oh! What can you do? If you were using an average, ordinary messaging app, your best bet is to look for a new job.

But if you and your boss are both using BBM, you can retract the message you sent, hopefully before the boss reads it. Another way to control your messages using BBM is with The Timer. This allows you to select a time period that your message can be viewed by the recipient, before it disappears forever.

With BBM available for BlackBerry, Android, iOS and Windows Phone users, features like retractable messages and timed messages can make life easier for many. Even those who are not a BlackBerry user can take advantage of the goodies that are being added to BlackBerry's messaging app.

BlackBerry has just produced a brief clip for BBM that shows off the first feature we mentioned, the ability to take back a message that you wish that you had never written. Check it out for yourself by clicking on the video below!



source: BlackBerry

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37 Comments

1. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

This feature is pretty useless because it requires both people to be using BBM, which is just not going to happen...

4. Izoe

Posts: 149; Member since: Sep 02, 2010

Your post is pretty useless

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 22199; Member since: May 28, 2014

Agreed. His post is pretty useless. But most trolling posts are.

6. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

BlackBerry is pretty useless...

7. Mxyzptlk unregistered

lol +1 for the truth

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 22199; Member since: May 28, 2014

Trolls of a feather flock together.

23. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Is that why bobbydigital is always on your tail?

30. meanestgenius

Posts: 22199; Member since: May 28, 2014

No, but it is why you're attached to some other trolls bum.

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 22199; Member since: May 28, 2014

Says the troll. Sorry, you're opinion about BlackBerry doesn't count.

13. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

Says the girl who's even more useless.

10. Mxyzptlk unregistered

both parties have to be using bbm for that to work otherwise it would be pointless

11. meanestgenius

Posts: 22199; Member since: May 28, 2014

That's the point. For both parties to use BBM.

12. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

Its like you're addicted to trolling or something. You really can't stop. Get a life already.

24. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Like you can talk

25. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

I don't troll little girl. Thats your domain. You're the biggest troll on this site and EVERYONE knows it. You troll on PA so much there are even several pages on Google search that shows you trolling. Do you really need me to post the link yet again?

14. Izoe

Posts: 149; Member since: Sep 02, 2010

Both parties need to be using an iphone to use airdrop, does that make it a useless feature? Stop trolling

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 22199; Member since: May 28, 2014

Indeed. But you'll never hear the trolls bring up a point like that in their trolling. There are many features/tools that only work with the app or hardware it was designed for, but the trolls will always make it seem like BlackBerry is implementing it wrong. Such nonsense indeed needs to stop.

21. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Very good genius except the point of the article is giving reasons why someone should use bbm over your current messaging app. So some of the features would not work unless the other party has bbm.

31. meanestgenius

Posts: 22199; Member since: May 28, 2014

Again, THAT'S THE POINT. It's an attempt to get others to try BBM by offering features that some other IM clients don't offer. What don't you understand about that?

15. ablopez

Posts: 235; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

It's already stated in the article that both parties would have to use BBM. I think it's pretty smart of BB to do this, as it gives people another reason to switch to BBM. Now all they need is that video chat feature to start working across all platforms.

17. meanestgenius

Posts: 22199; Member since: May 28, 2014

Hey, ablopez! Long time no "see"! How have you been? Great point you brought up. I guess the trolls "missed" it.

19. ablopez

Posts: 235; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

Hey MG, still loving my Z30. I've been reading but not commenting cuz I really don't have anything to add that most have already stated. It seems like you're getting attacked pretty much every BB article now. I wonder if it's only because you're so positive about BB and they just want to shoot you down for whatever reason, whether their argument makes sense or not.

22. Mxyzptlk unregistered

If he wasn't so pretentious he probably would not be attacked so much.

29. meanestgenius

Posts: 22199; Member since: May 28, 2014

Now that is definitely the pot calling the kettle black right there. You get attacked about 100 more times than I do, and rightfully so, considering you troll Android, Motorola and BlackBerry so much. The pretentious calling others pretentious. That's FUNNY.

26. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Umm say what?! He gets attacked? He attacks anyone pointing negative (even slightly) about BB.

28. meanestgenius

Posts: 22199; Member since: May 28, 2014

That's a lie. There have been many negative posts about BlackBerry put up by others that I have never responded to. For instance, did I respond to comment #20 in this very article? No, I did not. Make sure you get your facts straight before coming at me. I do respond to the trolls, however. You know this is true. But, considering that you spend most of your time either trolling Windows Phone or attacking those that say something even slightly negative about Android, I can see how you would defend Mxy and Fzacek. And can you HONESTLY say that they are not trolling?

33. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

"Trolling WP"- nah its boring now, liveitup is the only fanboy there. And I don't attack anyone for saying negative about android, Infact even I criticize android (like lollipop lacking many features), and I attack those who are full blown idiots spreading and talking BS. And where the hell did I support mxy and fzacek? I didn't even thumb them up, what are you talking about? I never trolled Blackberry, maybe I've mocked some ridiculous fanboys on some sites in the past but never trolled BB like a moron.

34. meanestgenius

Posts: 22199; Member since: May 28, 2014

But you're saying I attack others that saying something even a little negative about BlackBerry, and I just PROVED that isn't true. And yeah, you do troll Windows Phone. I've seen it. You claim to attack those "who are full blown idiots spreading and talking BS", but that's THE SAME THING I DO. If someone has a difference of opinion about BlackBerry, or just doesn't like it and presents valid reasons, so be it. But when someone BLATANTLY trolls BlackBerry, I call them out on it. You do the same thing, respectively. So why are you coming at me? Pot, meet Kettle....

32. meanestgenius

Posts: 22199; Member since: May 28, 2014

Still loving my Z30 and Q10 as well, ablopez! Yeah, the haters and trolls just can't seem to stay away from BlackBerry posts. And they attack me for presenting a valid argument to their trolling or for calling them out as trolls.

37. ablopez

Posts: 235; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

Don't let them get to you. Most of the time, they're writing what they write because they're expecting to get a rise out of you, and unfortunately, it works. I'd say I'll try to comment more to help you out, but honestly you don't need any help lol. BB is a good phone, and BB10 is a good OS... for those who choose to use it. Let's just leave it at that.

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