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  1. Leon Thiart's Avatar
    Can't believe one have to pay a subscription for video calls and for the timed messages and retraction of message! I will not pay! Disappointed in BlackBerry! Whatsapp is winning this round, I'm already making calls on whatsapp.

    Posted with my Amazing  Passport
    04-05-15 05:48 AM
  2. AnimalPak200's Avatar
    Can't believe one have to pay a subscription for video calls and for the timed messages and retraction of message! I will not pay! Disappointed in BlackBerry! Whatsapp is winning this round, I'm already making calls on whatsapp.

    Posted with my Amazing  Passport
    This round?

    Lol..

    BBM is trying to make money like if it could take growth for granted (cable company mentality). They really need to focus on growth like if they could take money for granted (i.e. Silicon Valley startup mentality).

    Posted via CB10
    04-05-15 08:13 PM
  3. Leon Thiart's Avatar
    Look at it this way. The original BBM didn't have "Retracting and Timed Messages". That is just an extra BlackBerry threw in there, so not sure what there is to miss. Plus BlackBerry made it clear from the beginning that these features would eventually be paid features.

    Other than SnapChat I don't know of any other Chat app that even has this feature. So I'm not sure what everyone is complaining about.

    Maybe I just don't use it as much and it's not as important to me, don't know, just don't see why everyone is appalled, we always new it would be paid.

    Posted via CB10
    You can delete WhatsApp messages as well, and it's for free!

    Posted with my Amazing  Passport
    04-06-15 01:49 AM
  4. arnavrs's Avatar
    You can delete WhatsApp messages as well, and it's for free!

    Posted with my Amazing  Passport
    You do know that deleting a message on WhatsApp only deleted the message on your phone. Not on the other person's device.

    Posted via CB10
    04-06-15 02:44 AM
  5. hawbman's Avatar
    Compare to no ads in WhatsApp and $.99 a year subscription, BBM is a let go.

    Posted via CB10
    04-06-15 04:47 AM
  6. Maxxxpower's Avatar
    I wonder which week BB referred to, when they wrote "this week" :P
    04-06-15 06:08 AM
  7. damienR's Avatar
    Maybe they came to there senses
    04-06-15 09:41 AM
  8. Q10Bold's Avatar
    Lol! The red spark on the BBM Shop is the reason why I dont use BBM in the app anymore. Only via HUB. And because of that....I dont use/watch BBM Channels anymore! But its OK. I dont miss them!
    Another paid options like time messages...Ok so I wont use them anymore!!
    Is that what BBM is fighting for? To make us (not so many) users angry?

    I will pay only for BBM Protected. Thats one year subscription and I hope it's really safe.
    04-06-15 10:26 AM
  9. damienR's Avatar
    New BBM  Beta Release this week..-img_20150406_173923.pngHi All,

    10.8 is now available in beta!* Were eager to hear what you think before this version of BBM is widely available.

    Whats New this Build?
    Chat with people outside of your BBM Contacts! Chatting with new friends is even easier. This new version of BBM allows you to send and receive messages with email contacts in your address book that are not yet BBM contacts. Youre always in control - these extended contacts wont be able to see your profile picture or status updates until you add them as a BBM contact which can be done easily with the push of a button.
    *
    There is just one limitation to keep in mind when testing:
    ******** Both sender and recipient must be using latest beta in order to take advantage of this feature. Otherwise, starting a chat with extended contact will result in a prompt for invitation.
    *
    Remember - Timed and Retracted Messages is now a *subscription item available in the BBM Shop. Subscribing will allow you to get unlimited access to Timed Messages and Message Retraction. Non-subscribers will be able to Retract a maximum of 3 Messages and send a maximum of 3 Timed Messages.
    *
    Known Issues
    ******** Adding contact by PIN only shows hex keyboard which means user cannot add contacts with vanity PINs
    *
    Installing BBM
    1.****** Open the Beta Zone app on your BlackBerry 10 device and look for BBM (v10.8.3.6, 10.8.4.5, 10.8.5.5, 10.8.6.5).


    Posted via CB10
    04-06-15 04:39 PM
  10. Pranka Johnson's Avatar
    I have been trying to understand what the whole "chatting with people that aren't in your BBM contacts", but I guess someone will either explain when installed or I will have to experiment with it when it is officially pushed via BlackBerry World.

    If they meant that I can send messages to someone I have their email but not as a contact on BBM itself, then that is awesome news! Can't wait for advertisements of Viagra pills reaching me. I received a couple of advertisements from Indonesia via pin-to-pin messaging, but this will make them even better and more efficient.

    Posted via CB10
    04-06-15 05:04 PM
  11. moegh's Avatar
    So 3 maximum in a day or for a contact or what?

    CB10 - Q10
    04-06-15 05:57 PM
  12. Coffee Shampoo's Avatar
    BBM is getting sad.

    Posted via CB10
    04-06-15 06:09 PM
  13. damienR's Avatar
    So 3 maximum in a day or for a contact or what?

    CB10 - Q10
    Posted in bbm beta discussion waiting on response

    Posted via CB10
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    04-06-15 07:00 PM
  14. AnimalPak200's Avatar
    I have been trying to understand what the whole "chatting with people that aren't in your BBM contacts", but I guess someone will either explain when installed or I will have to experiment with it when it is officially pushed via BlackBerry World.

    If they meant that I can send messages to someone I have their email but not as a contact on BBM itself, then that is awesome news! Can't wait for advertisements of Viagra pills reaching me. I received a couple of advertisements from Indonesia via pin-to-pin messaging, but this will make them even better and more efficient.

    Posted via CB10
    Sounds like it basically does what Whatsapp does with phone numbers in your contact list, except BBM is using emails.

    Honestly they should have done that from the day they rolled out cross-platform bbm. That way people on iOS and Android trying it out just out of curiosity wouldn't have had completely empty contact lists (which is the wonder of WhatsApp for lots of people that install it for the first time).

    They definitely missed the boat on that one... yet again.

    Posted via CB10
    04-06-15 07:17 PM
  15. GEO1ER's Avatar
    Can't believe one have to pay a subscription for video calls and for the timed messages and retraction of message! I will not pay! Disappointed in BlackBerry! Whatsapp is winning this round, I'm already making calls on whatsapp.

    Posted with my Amazing  Passport
    Wait WhatsApp doesn't have video calling, message retracting or timed messages, so how is WhatsApp winning this round. LOL!

    Posted via CB10
    04-06-15 07:34 PM
  16. FrankIAm's Avatar
    Wait WhatsApp doesn't have video calling, message retracting or timed messages, so how is WhatsApp winning this round. LOL!

    Posted via CB10
    By not charging people for new features.
    04-06-15 07:42 PM
  17. Peevish's Avatar
    Wait WhatsApp doesn't have video calling, message retracting or timed messages, so how is WhatsApp winning this round. LOL!

    Posted via CB10
    Cross platform video is dead, and retraction and timed messages will cost money. Therefore none of those things is relative.

    Posted via CB10
    04-06-15 08:17 PM
  18. Mike_Jones's Avatar
    I dropped BBM about a week ago and i'm happy I did. I have gone back to Whatsapp and can't believe I didn't sooner, so much better support and it's sad.

    Posted via CB10
    04-06-15 08:41 PM
  19. Pranka Johnson's Avatar
    Sounds like it basically does what Whatsapp does with phone numbers in your contact list, except BBM is using emails.

    Honestly they should have done that from the day they rolled out cross-platform bbm. That way people on iOS and Android trying it out just out of curiosity wouldn't have had completely empty contact lists (which is the wonder of WhatsApp for lots of people that install it for the first time).

    They definitely missed the boat on that one... yet again.

    Posted via CB10
    If that is the case, then things will not look good in the near future. I wonder what the next new feature for BBM will be.
    04-06-15 10:34 PM
  20. mossa210's Avatar
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ID:	346029Hi All,

    10.8 is now available in beta!* Were eager to hear what you think before this version of BBM is widely available.

    Whats New this Build?
    Chat with people outside of your BBM Contacts! Chatting with new friends is even easier. This new version of BBM allows you to send and receive messages with email contacts in your address book that are not yet BBM contacts. Youre always in control - these extended contacts wont be able to see your profile picture or status updates until you add them as a BBM contact which can be done easily with the push of a button.
    *
    There is just one limitation to keep in mind when testing:
    ******** Both sender and recipient must be using latest beta in order to take advantage of this feature. Otherwise, starting a chat with extended contact will result in a prompt for invitation.
    *
    Remember - Timed and Retracted Messages is now a *subscription item available in the BBM Shop. Subscribing will allow you to get unlimited access to Timed Messages and Message Retraction. Non-subscribers will be able to Retract a maximum of 3 Messages and send a maximum of 3 Timed Messages.
    *
    Known Issues
    ******** Adding contact by PIN only shows hex keyboard which means user cannot add contacts with vanity PINs
    *
    Installing BBM
    1.****** Open the Beta Zone app on your BlackBerry 10 device and look for BBM (v10.8.3.6, 10.8.4.5, 10.8.5.5, 10.8.6.5).


    Posted via CB10
    Could you please check selecting contacts by category while sending a broadcast

    I heard that it's available in IOS beta update

    Posted via CB10
    04-06-15 11:41 PM
  21. damienR's Avatar
    Could you please check selecting contacts by category while sending a broadcast

    I heard that it's available in IOS beta update

    Posted via CB10
    Yes it works

    Posted via CB10
    04-07-15 12:10 AM
  22. moegh's Avatar
    Yes it works

    Posted via CB10
    That's great!
    What about the retracted msgs and timed msgs

    CB10 - Q10
    04-07-15 12:18 AM
  23. damienR's Avatar
    That's great!
    What about the retracted msgs and timed msgs

    CB10 - Q10
    Haven't used it yet lol..

    Posted via CB10
    04-07-15 12:36 AM
  24. Q10Bold's Avatar
    If I wont update, does it mean I will have unlimited timed messages?

    Posted via Q10Bold
    04-07-15 01:25 AM
  25. Pranka Johnson's Avatar
    If I wont update, does it mean I will have unlimited timed messages?

    Posted via Q10Bold
    I was wondering of that, but I guess they can force the settings to work on everyone via the servers.
    04-07-15 01:30 AM
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