By now, most folks have at least heard of picture messaging app Snapchat and know there isn't a version available for either BlackBerry 10 or Windows Phone available. It's strictly iOS and Android for now and for some folks, that's displeasing. If you're looking for the same type of application though, you now have one fantastic option available by way of Secret Pictures for BBM from Shaosoft.
Rather then sending your images across a network you don't overly trust, you can now send images through BlackBerry Messenger with set time limits for their self destruction. Choose a picture and set how long the picture can be viewed for then select the person to send it to - the app does the rest! Once they start to view the picture a timer starts counting down once the time is up the picture vanishes. That's the basic concept for the app but there is plenty of other features included with the release as well such as:
- Securely send pictures without letting them save
- Encrypted for you protection
- Screen shots are disabled
- Pictures will self destruct if sent to other people that it was not intended for
- Add captions to pictures
- Pinch to zoom and and out of pictures when viewing
- Take a picture with the camera from right within the app
Sure, you lose the cross-platform nature of the app but if you're already using BBM like a Snapchat of sorts, well now you can do so more securely. I'll leave the Anthony Weiner jokes to you all. Secret Pictures for BBM is priced at $1.99 and is available in BlackBerry World right now for all BlackBerry 10 smartphones running OS 10.1.0 or higher. Keep in mind, each person you send pics to also has to have the app in order for it all to work.