Home screen shortcuts

You can use your BlackBerry Keyboard with Instant Action to quickly perform a number of tasks when you type certain commands in the search field. You can use home screen shortcuts to make a call, send email or text messages, start a BBM chat, update your Facebook status, post a tweet or a LinkedIn update, find a location in the Maps app, play music, or add notes and tasks to BlackBerry Remember.

Make a call

  1. On the home screen, tap the Search icon.
  2. Type call and the name or number of the person that you want to call. For example, you can type call Ian or call 5195550100.
  3. Beneath Actions, tap the action that you want to perform.

Send an email

  1. On the home screen, tap the Search icon.
  2. Type email and the name of the contact that you want to send your email to. For example, you can type email Tanya McPherson.
  3. Beneath Actions, tap the action that you want to perform.

Send a text message

  1. On the home screen, tap the Search icon.
  2. Type text and the name or number of the person that you want to send a text message to. For example, you can type text Blake or text 5195550100.
  3. Beneath Actions, tap the action that you want to perform.

Start a BBM chat

  1. On the home screen, tap the Search icon.
  2. Type BBM and the name of the person that you want to start a chat with. For example, you can type BBM Megan Ball.
  3. Beneath Actions, tap the action that you want to perform.

Update your Facebook status

  1. On the home screen, tap the Search icon.
  2. Type Facebook and your status update. For example, you can type Facebook heading to the car show today.
  3. Beneath Actions, tap the action that you want to perform.

Post a tweet

  1. On the home screen, tap the Search icon.
  2. Type tweet and your tweet. For example, you can type tweet loving the weather lately.
  3. Beneath Actions, tap the action that you want to perform.

Post a LinkedIn update

  1. On the home screen, tap the Search icon.
  2. Type LinkedIn and your update. For example, you can type LinkedIn really enjoyed the training session today.
  3. Beneath Actions, tap the action that you want to perform.

Add a note to BlackBerry Remember

  1. On the home screen, tap the Search icon.
  2. Type note and the contents of your note. For example, you can type note pick up milk on the way home.
  3. Beneath Actions, tap the action that you want to perform.

Add a task to BlackBerry Remember

  1. On the home screen, tap the Search icon.
  2. Type task and the contents of your task. For example, you can type task prepare for the meeting tomorrow.
  3. Beneath Actions, tap the action that you want to perform.

Find a location in the Maps app

  1. On the home screen, tap the Search icon.
  2. Type Map and type any of the following:
    • A favorite place that you've added to the Maps app. For example, you can type Map home.
    • A contact's name. For example, you can type Map Megan Ball.
    • A point of interest. For example, you can type Map coffee shop.
    • An address. For example, you can type Map 175 Columbia St. West, Waterloo, Ontario.
    • A city name. For example, you can type Map New York City
  3. Beneath Actions, tap the action that you want to perform.

Play music

  1. On the home screen, tap the Search icon.
  2. Type Play and a song name, album name, artist, or playlist name. For example, type Play classic rock playlist .
  3. Beneath Actions, tap the action that you want to perform.