BlackBerry release BlackBerry Privacy Shade for Android

Rapid John
Posted on March 10, 2017, 9:31 pm
3 mins

BlackBerry has released a new app to their portfolio of Android apps. BlackBerry Privacy Shade is an app that prevents people around you from seeing your screen by blocking out everything except for a small view area that you control, while still letting you interact with the full screen.

Privacy Shade will let you read emails, messages and personal content at any time without worrying about snoopers, even if someone is looking over your shoulder. The app allows you to view private information in public places – like on the train or in a restaurant – by obscuring the parts of the screen that you’re not actively viewing or using, while still allowing you to interact with the obscured parts.

If you are using Android OS 7.0 Nougat or higher, you can add BlackBerry Privacy Shade to your Quick Settings and if you are using a BlackBerry device with a Convenience Key, you can assign BlackBerry Privacy Shade to the Convenience Key. If you are using a BlackBerry device that supports Swipe Shortcuts, you can make BlackBerry Privacy Shade one of your shortcuts.

Regardless of what Android device you’re using, you can also toggle BlackBerry Privacy Shade on or off via an optional dedicated notification in the notification tray.
Main Features:

  • Turn on Privacy Shade to control the visibility of sensitive content
  • View and send sensitive content while in the open without letting others around you see your private information
  • Use Privacy Shade to only expose the exact area you’re reading or typing in
  • Adjust the transparency of the shade to suit your environment

Version: 1.0.0.12
Updated: March 10, 2017
Category: Productivity
Price: Free
Requirements: Android 5.0 +
Developer: BlackBerry
In-app Products:No

Rapid John
Rapid John has a quarter of a century in programming for Government and Corporate bodies and is proficient in most major programming languages.  He is constantly running around showing us his latest bit of code and telling us how fantastic it is. (John we know). He is responsible for carrying out presentations to corporate and business customers and is a BlackBerry Elite.

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