BBM, BlackBerry Messenger for Windows Phone, free apps on WP

Nearly two weeks ago, BlackBerry’s messaging app for Windows Phone received sticker support, timed messages and more, and now those same features have been rolled out to the official release with version, now available in the Windows Phone Store.

The new update adds the following new features, some of which were hinted at just before Halloween:

  • TIMED MESSAGES: Set how long contacts have access to messages and pictures shared in a chat. See the full description for more information.
  • MESSAGE RETRACTION: ‘Retract’ a message to remove it from your BBM chat. See the full description for more information.
  • STICKERS & BBM SHOP: Browse and download stickers in the new BBM Shop to bring more fun to your BBM chats.
  • HD PICTURE TRANSFER: It’s easier than ever to get a high quality version of the pictures you receive in BBM.

BBM has been working to become a stronger competitor in a growing messaging market and these new features for Windows Phone will go a long way toward making the app stand apart, particularly on the Windows Phone platform, which is often overlooked by messaging apps such as Tango and Kik.

What do you think of the new update?

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By Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing. In addition to the links below, he can be found on LinkedIn and can also be found on his website at