Starting today, Windows Phone users are getting several new features for BBM, offering them new ways to chat and share with more privacy and control over their communications. The Windows Phone BBM update introduces privacy and control features including timed messages and message retraction. Windows Phone users will also gain access to the BBM Shop, allowing them to purchase BBM Stickers. These new features for BBM enable users to communicate more expressively and with more discretion and freedom.
Features introduced today include:
BBM Shop with Stickers
Windows Phone users can now chat with larger, bolder and more expressive images than emoticons. It makes the BBM experience more engaging and fun, as well as the ability to personalize your chats with colleagues, family, friends, peers and partners. The sticker packs will either be offered for free, or cost US $0.99 or $1.99, or an approximate equivalent amount in the local currency, and will be available in the BBM Shop found inside BBM. Download today and you can take advantage of a limited time sticker promotion in the BBM Shop. All stickers are $0.99 for a limited time.
By setting a timer you can control how long messages and pictures you share with contacts can be viewed within BBM. The message is hidden until the recipient touches and holds on the chat. Then, once the timer has expired (or if the recipient takes their finger off the screen), the message is no longer visible. The user also receives a notification if BBM detects that the recipient has taken a screenshot of the image or message.
Users can now retract their message to remove it from their BBM chat before it has been read by the recipient or after it has been read so that it is no longer visible within the BBM chat.
HD Picture Transfer: It’s easier than ever to get a high quality version of the pictures you receive in BBM.
Let us know what you think of this latest BBM for Windows Phone update in the comments!