Add a BBM contact

You can add contacts to BBM by scanning a BBM barcode, typing someone's contact information, or selecting an existing contact on your BlackBerry device. You might also be able to add contacts using NFC technology (if supported by your device).

People who don't have BBM can download it from your invitation.

  1. Tap The More actions icon > The Invite icon.
  2. At the bottom of the screen, tap The Show Barcode icon.
  3. Complete the instructions on the screen.
After you finish:

To see your contacts, tap The More tabs icon > The Contacts icon.

Show your BBM PIN or barcode

A PIN is a unique identifier in BBM. People can invite you to become a BBM contact if they know your PIN or if you show them your BBM barcode.
  1. At the top of the screen, tap your picture or name.
  2. Tap The Show Barcode icon.
  3. To copy or share your BBM PIN, tap The Copy Pin icon or The Share PIN icon.
After you finish:
Tip: You can also type mypin and press The Space keyto see your PIN.

Add a contact by typing

You can add contacts by typing someone's BBM PIN number, phone number, email, or by selecting a contact on your BlackBerry device.
  1. Do one of the following:
    • Tap the To field to type or paste the contact information, such as a PIN.
    • Tap The Select Contacts icon to find a contact in your address book.
  2. Tap Send.

View pending BBM invitations

Tap The More tabs icon > The Invites icon.
After you finish: To cancel an invitation that you sent, tap Sent. Touch and hold an invitation. Tap The Delete Invitation icon.


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