Later this week BlackBerry will be rolling out an all-new BBM Beta update. This update may or may not upset some users and BlackBerry is moving message retraction and timed message to an addon, meaning they will become a paid subscription.
In a few days, an upcoming BBM beta release will bring you some new exciting features. A real focus has been made to help you connect and develop your network on BBM! We are excited to get your feedback on these new features that will enrich your communication with friends. Stay tuned for further updates later this week!
In preparation for the BBM beta release, you may notice a “Timed and Retracted Messages” subscription item available in the BBM Shop later today. This new subscription item will not take effect until the beta release. 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.
Late last year BlackBerry did state that these services would end up being a paid subscription. As noted above non-subscribers will be able to Retract a maximum of 3 Messages and send a maximum of 3 Timed Messages. Now with that being said there is no clarification if that is per month or what, I am sure BlackBerry will clarify what they mean com the release.