Blackberry Messenger beta update brings stickers, timed messages, message retraction

BlackBerry has rolled out a new version to its BBM beta app on Windows Phone today, and it brings a number of new features. For you sticker lovers out there, you can now look forward to sending stickers back and forth in your chats. Also coming along for the ride are timed messages, message retractions, and a number of bug fixes.

While stickers are new in this build, users are limited to a few specific free packs detailed in the change log below:

Stickers: Stickers are a great way to add some more fun to your BBM chats. Not all sticker packs listed are available to beta, but we have a few specific freebies for you to use in your testing:

  • Gilbert's Tale
  • CosCat
  • BBM Characters
  • BBM things you do
  • Say it with flowers
  • BBM Stickers

Timed Messages: Set how long contacts have access to messages and pictures shared in a chat.

Message Retraction: 'Retract' a message to remove it from your BBM chat.

Fixes: This new version is fully loaded with many great fixes for some of the most reported concerns:

  • BBM crashes when tapping on a profile on HTC devices
  • BBM is slow to launch
  • BBM stuck on set-up screen on Nokia devices
  • Retract Message tooltip does not appear even after exchanging a few messages.

Thanks to Kris and Akash for the tips!