BlackBerry Messenger icons

BlackBerry Messenger icons appear in BBM and any groups that you are a member of. You might also see these icons in other places, such as in the Messages application or on the Home screen of your BlackBerry smartphone.

For information about other icons that appear on your smartphone, visit and click your smartphone model to view the Icon Guide.

Contact list screen

These icons appear on the main screen in BBM.

New item icon

New item

To clear this icon, open each item that has this icon.

Availability alert set icon

Availability notification is set

New BBM item icon

New BBM item

To clear this icon, open each chat that has this icon and each item that has the new item icon.

Busy status icon


Unread message icon

Unread message in a chat

To clear this icon, open the chat.

Action pending icon

Action is pending

Open chat icon

Chat is open

Pending contact icon

Contact is pending

Conference icon

Conference is open

System message icon

System message

Text messaging contact or chat icon

Text messaging contact or chat

Chat screen

These icons appear in a chat. Some of these icons indicate the status of messages that you send to contacts.

Message sending icon

Message is being sent

Message delivered icon

Message has been delivered

Message sent icon

Message has been sent

Message read icon

Message has been read

Emoticon button

Emoticon button

Message could not be sent icon

Message could not be sent

To resend the message, open the menu.

Current location icon

Current location of a contact


BBM Groups

These icons appear in each group that you are a member of. You can click many of these icons.

Group members icon

Group members

Group administrator icon

Group administrator

Group chat icon

Group chat

Comment added icon

Comments on a picture or list item

Shared pictures icon

Shared pictures

Favorite picture icon

Picture has been marked as a favorite

Shared lists icon

Shared lists

Voice note added icon

Voice note has been added to a picture

Group calendar icon

Group calendar

New group message icon

New group notification

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