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Send a timed message or picture

You can send messages and pictures that can be viewed for a specified amount of time. The item is hidden in the chat until you touch and hold to reveal it. After the timer expires, the content can't be viewed.
  1. After you type a message or attach a picture, tap  The Message Settings icon  >  The Timer icon .
  2. Select how many seconds you want the other person to be able to view the item for.
  3. Tap 
    Send
    .
BBM
 is designed to alert you if the person takes a screen shot of the timed item. If you don't want to see the  The Timer icon  icon in chats, you can change your 
BBM
 settings.