How to use BBM for Android By Adam Zeis

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“So you’re using an Android device and want to
chat with your BBM friends? No problem!
BlackBerry Messenger is now available for not only
BlackBerry users but Android and iOS as well. BBM
is totally free to use and is a great way to stay in
touch with your friends without the worry of text
messaging or other bulky messaging apps.
Getting up and running with BBM on your Android
device is easy, but if you’re having trouble we’re
here to help. Keep reading for a full walkthrough of
using BBM on your Android device.
*Please note that during the initial rollout not all
users will be able to access BBM immediately and
may have to sign up to be notified when access is
Getting Started
First things first – you’ll need an Android device to
install BBM.
Head to the Google Play Store and download BBM
(free) to your device here.
Once installed, tap on the icon to start the BBM
If you’re already a BBM user and want to use your
current BBID, enter your login details on the
screen. If you’re new to BBM or want to use
a different BBID, you can register here as well.
Adding Contacts
Tap the overflow icon (3 dots)
Tap Invite to BBM
Choose the method by which to invite a contact
Enter any info as needed.
When the contact accepts your request they will
be added to your contact list
Sending Messages
To start a new chat, tap the BBM icon in the top
right corner (the one with the + sign)
Search for or choose a contact from the list
Tap the contact, enter your message and choose
Multiperson Chat
To start a multiperson chat with more than one
contact, tap the overflow icon (3 dots) then tap
Start Multiperson Chat
Enter the contacts to which you want to send your
Enter you message and tap Send
To access the settings menu, tap the overflow
icon (3 dots) then choose Settings
Here you can change things such as notification
tone, contact list layout, update options, chat
history and more
Broadcast Message
To send a broadcast message to all of your
contacts, tap the overflow icon (3 dots) then
choose Broadcast Message. Enter your message
and tap Send.
Quick Tips
To quickly view your contacts list, tap the
Contacts icon
To quickly view groups tap the Groups icon
The BBM service will stay running in the background
of your device. You’ll see a small BBM icon in your
notification bar so you know that the service is
active and ready to send or receive messages.
For more help and discussion be sure to hit up CrackBerry’s
BBM for Android forum.”


Breaking News: BBM Available for Android on September 21 and iPhone on September 22

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That’s right BBM fans — the iconic mobile
social network will begin rolling out for Android
and iPhone customers around the world from
September 21. Soon, you’ll be able to easily
connect with friends on different platforms. As
you may know BBM was previously exclusive
to BlackBerry smartphones, and it will be
available as a free download in Google Play
and the App Store.
For those asking “what is bbm?” and “why do I need it?” you’ll find all the highlights of BBM for Android and iPhone which features:
BBM Chat – Enjoy real, immediate
conversations with friends on Android,
iPhone and BlackBerry smartphones. Not
only does BBM let you know that your
message has been delivered and read, it
also shows you that your friend is
responding to the message.
More than chat – With BBM you can share files
on your phone such as photos and voice notes,
all in an instant.
Keep your group in the loop – Multi-
person chats are a great way to invite
contacts to chat together. BBM Groups
lets you invite up to 30 friends to chat
together, and go a step further than
multi-chat by sharing photos and
schedules. And, with Broadcast Message,
you can send a message out to all your
BBM contacts at once.
Post Updates and stay in the know –
BBM lets you post a personal message,
profile picture and your current status,
and lets your contacts know instantly in
Your unique PIN – Every BBM user has a
unique PIN that maintains your privacy,
so you don’t have to give out your phone
number or email address to a new or
casual contact.
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