BBM for Android Updated in the Beta Zone; Adds Android Material Design

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BlackBerry has pushed out a brand new update for BBM for Android. This update is currently available as a beta update that brings the anticipated UI update to Android Material Design and more.

What’s new?

Android Material Design has arrived!

Material design is a set of design guidelines developed by Google. Inspired by paper and ink, it’s full of large images, bright colors and most importantly, a consistent interface. If you’re using Android 5.0 Lollipop, you’ve already seen material design in action.

We’ve redesigned BBM for Android from the ground up, using material design principles as inspiration.

This means a more colorful, more eye-popping, and easier-to-use BBM experience that’s brand-new, yet very familiar. Check back to the blog later, to learn more about how BBM uses material design, and the inspiration for our new look and feel.

Private Chats:
In a private chat, your contact’s name is hidden, and new message notifications are turned off. Your chat is automatically deleted after a short time, or when you end the private chat.

Edit Message
The perfect complement to message retraction, Replace provides you with the power to edit a sent message.

Publish in Feed:
Share status updates faster, right from your BBM feed.

Get in on the beta today!

Via: Inside BlackBerry