BBM beta update brings D and R notifications for sent pictures and more

If you have been lucky enough to be a part of the limited BBM beta program through BlackBerry Beta Zone, you may have noticed that there is an update available. It wasn't too long ago that we saw an update roll out, either. There's a few new features in this build, all pretty much welcome I think.

New BBM beta features

  • See when a contact has received and viewed your sent pictures – picture transfers now support Ds and Rs!
  • Double-take Timed Messages! Timed pictures and messages can now be viewed multiple times until the timer expires.
  • Looking for quicker access to Stickers? Tapping on the smiley face will take you to the first sticker pack in your picker for quicker access.

I like that we can now view timed messages multiple times. I have often let my finger slip and not completely read a message, with time left over, so is is definitely a good addition.

It should be noted that if you update, you may lose you existing chats. It didn't happen with me but please be aware this can happen.

Most people have been receiving an email about the update, if you have you've probably opened up Beta Zone to check for the update already. If you haven't received an email, you can check Beta Zone to see if you have the beta update available. Please note, it does seem to be a limited beta update, as has been the case for some time now.BBM beta update brings D and R notifications for sent pictures and more