Create a BBM channel

Before you begin: Channels that you create are associated with your BlackBerry ID and can't be transferred to another BlackBerry ID.

When you create a channel, you can share your perspective and connect with a wider community in BBM about a variety of subjects through posts, comments, and chats. You can update your channel profile picture, name, and status to let people know what's happening.

You can create both public and private channels. For each channel, you control how subscribers can interact with you by specifying chat hours or restricting comments.

  1. Tap The More tabs icon > The Channels icon > The More actions icon > The Create Channel icon> Next.
  2. Select a picture.
  3. Type a channel name.
  4. Select a category.
  5. To control who can join your channel, set the Private Channel switch to On. You can't change this option later.
  6. Tap Save.
After you finish: To access your channel from a computer, visit and sign in using your BlackBerry ID.

Edit your channel

Your channel and channel profile can make an impression on people and influence whether or not they join your channel. You can change your channel options and update your channel profile at any time.

  1. Open a channel that you created.
  2. To update your channel profile or details, at the top of the screen, tap the channel picture or name.
  3. To change your channel settings, tap The More actions icon > The Channel Settings icon. To specify chat hours, set the Allow BBM Chats With You switch to On and tap View Schedule.
After you finish:
Tip: Chats stay open until you or the subscriber ends them so that you can finish your conversation even if you turn off chats for the day.

View statistics for your channel

People can see your posts when they preview your channel, but they must join your channel if they want to like or comment on your posts. You can view data on how people discovered your channel and what posts are the most active to help you increase your number of subscribers.

In a channel that you created, tap Stats.

Delete your channel

If you delete your channel, the channel and all of its data no longer appears in BBM.

Note: You can't restore deleted channels.
In a channel that you created, tap The More actions icon >The Delete Channel icon .

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