BBM for BlackBerry 10 Beta gets an update bringing Private Chat and new Privacy and Control subscription

At the beginning of the month, BlackBerry released a beta of BBM for Android which introduced private chats and then followed it up with a Beta update for BBM for for iOS.

Today, BlackBerry have released and update to the BBM for BlackBerry 10 beta which brings the private chat features to BlackBerry users.

Private chat is included in the new Privacy and Control Subscription, which bundles several powerful features into one convenient subscription to create a new package called Privacy and Control.

Private Chat allows you to make sure your sensitive messages are kept confidential. In a private chat, all contact information is hidden, and new message notifications are discreet. Your chat is automatically deleted on both ends when the chat is inactive or closed.

To start a private chat, tap the private chat icon at the top right corner of a 1:1 chat. Private chat is included in the new Privacy and Control Subscription, which bundles several powerful features into one convenient subscription.

In addition to private chats, this beta release brings:

  • Ability to Order Sticker Packs: now you have the ability to customize which Sticker Packs you see in your main Sticker Picker view using the Stickers Settings Menu.
  • Quote Message: reference and reply to a previous message in your chat. To quote a message, tap and hold on it and select “Quote Message”.

The new Privacy and Control subscription includes the following components:

  • Private Chat
  • Edit Message
  • Timed Messages and Pictures
  • Retract Messages

The update is now available to those in the Beta program via the BlackBerry Beta Zone and the Beta Zone app.

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