BB 10 Beta Adds New ‘Private Chat’ Feature For BBM

Recently BBM Beta has come forward with a pretty cool new feature called the ‘Private Chat’. In a Private Chat 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, open the menu from within a 1:1 chat and select “Start Private Chat”. Private chat is included in the new Privacy and Control Subscription, which bundles several powerful features into one convenient subscription.
This new subscription includes the following components:

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

All existing Timed and Retracted Messages Subscribers will be upgraded to the new Privacy and Control Subscription at no additional cost. Point to note is that BlackBerry is technically limited from providing these bundles for free in beta. You are advised to test. only if you are interested in purchasing the subscription.

Additional Features:

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

sticker settings
Also included in the beta is a new Quote Message feature To quote a message, tap and hold on it and select “Quote Message”. If you’re testing out BBM for BlackBerry 10, head on over to the Beta Zone app and update BBM to check out all these new features.
As always, as it is a beta be sure to offer up any feedback to the BlackBerry you have to help improve this release before it goes official.