Start a BBM chat

You can chat in real-time with your BBM contacts and know when someone has read your message using a mobile or Wi-Fi network. Share files, such as pictures and voice notes, in chats.

When you ping someone in BBM, the other person's device makes a sound (unless it's set to Silent).

  1. Tap The Start Chat icon.
  2. Tap a contact.
  3. Do any of the following:
    • Type your message or select an emoticon.
    • To attach a picture or voice note, tap The Attach icon.
    • To ping someone, tap The More actions icon > The Ping icon.
After you finish:
Tip: If you receive a picture, you can touch and hold the image and tap The Request Higher Quality icon to request a better quality image that you can save.

Chat with more people

Have something that you want to share with multiple BBM contacts? Send a broadcast message or start a multiperson chat to let your contacts know your news at the same time.
  1. Tap The More actions icon.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • To start a new chat with multiple contacts, tap The Start Multiperson Chat icon.
    • To send the same message to multiple contacts, tap The Send Broadcast Message icon.
After you finish:

From an existing chat, you can also invite more contacts to the conversation by tapping The Invite More icon.

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