BlackBerry is introducing a $1 privacy subscription for folks who continue to use Messenger on Apple’s iOS or Android as well as on BlackBerry devices. Where BlackBerry used to offer a ‘Timed and Retracted Control’ subscription, there’s now a Privacy and Control subscription that costs $0.99 per month. In addition to providing the timed sending and retraction of messages options, the plan also includes the new private chat feature and another new feature that allows you to edit a sent message by retracting it, editing it and then re-sending it.
BlackBerry and Android users should be able to download the update and pay for the subscription right now. iPhone users need to wait for it to appear soon on the iPhone App Store. (There is a Blackberry chat app available on the iOS store today but it is dated April 29, 2015 and appears to be the earlier version, not the new update.)