Join a BBM channel

With BBM Channels, you can discover featured channels, search for specific channels or subjects, or be invited to channels. After you join a channel, you can view, like, or comment on posts from people, brands, and services. You might also be able to start a BBM chat directly with the channel owner.

Tip: You can preview channels that you're thinking about joining.
  1. Tap The More tabs icon > The Channels icon > The Search icon.
  2. Tap a channel. To view recent posts, tap Preview.
  3. Tap The Join Channel icon.
After you finish: To see all of your channels, tap The My Channels icon.

Invite people to a channel

When you invite people to a channel, the invitation is sent in a BBM chat.
  1. In a public channel, or a private channel that you created, tap The More actions icon > The Invite icon.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Type in the field or tap The Select Contacts icon to find a BBM contact.
    • Tap The Show Barcode icon to show the channel barcode that people can scan with BBM to join the channel.
After you finish:
Tip: If you copy the channel PIN into another app, people with BBM can preview or join the channel.

Comment on a channel post

  1. In a channel or on the Updates screen, tap a post.
  2. Do any of the following:
    • To like the post, tap The Like Post icon.
    • To add a comment, tap The Add Comment icon (if necessary). Type in the comment field.
  3. To reply to a comment, tap the specific comment. TapThe Reply icon.
After you finish:
Tip: From the Updates screen, just tap a channel picture to expand it.

Chat with a channel owner

In the channel's profile, you can see when the channel owner is available to chat.

  1. In a channel, tap The Open Chat icon.
  2. Type your message or select an emoticon.
  3. Press the Send key.
After you finish: When you end the chat, the channel owner can no longer reply to your message.

Report content as inappropriate

You can report a comment or a post to the channel owner if you think that the content is inappropriate. The channel owner might decide to delete the content.

  1. Touch and hold a post or comment.
  2. Tap The Report icon.
After you finish: To remove your complaint, repeat steps 1 and 2.

Leave a channel

  1. Tap The More tabs icon > The Channels icon.
  2. Touch and hold a channel.
  3. Tap The Leave Channel icon.


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