Viewing important messages with the BlackBerry Priority Hub

With the BlackBerry Priority Hub feature, important messages are highlighted so that you can quickly find them in the BlackBerry Hub.

To identify priority messages, your BlackBerry device looks at whether a message is flagged as important, whether the sender is a frequent contact, and other criteria.

You can help your device learn which messages are important to you by changing the priority of a message. For example, if a message is important to you but it's not included in the BlackBerry Priority Hub, you can add it.

View only your priority messages

In the BlackBerry Hub, do one of the following:

  • Tap The Hub icon > Priority Hub.
  • Slide your fingers together to zoom in on your priority messages.
Tip: You can change your settings to specify that zooming in shows either your unread or flagged messages. In the BlackBerry Hub, tap The More icon > The Settings icon > Display and Actions. In the Pinch Filter Criteria drop-down list, select Unread Messages or Flagged Messages.

Add a message to or remove a message from the BlackBerry Priority Hub

Adding messages to and removing messages from the BlackBerry Priority Hub helps your BlackBerry device learn which messages to highlight as priority in the future.
  1. In the BlackBerry Hub, touch and hold a message.
    • To add a message to the BlackBerry Priority Hub, tap The Add Priority icon.
    • To remove a message from the BlackBerry Priority Hub, tap The Remove Priority icon.
  2. In the dialog box, choose a reason why the message is or isn't important.
  3. Tap OK.

Change the types of messages that are marked as priority

By default, if the sender of a message has the same last name as you or if a message is marked with high importance, then those messages are included in the BlackBerry Priority Hub. You can turn off each of these settings.
  1. In the BlackBerry Hub, tap The more actions icon > The Settings icon > Priority Hub.
  2. Set the Sender has the Same Last Name as Me or Message Sent with High Importance switch to Off.

Create a priority rule

You can create a rule so that messages that are sent from specific accounts, or with a specific subject, or with other specific criteria are sent to your BlackBerry Priority Hub. You can also set a Level 1 alert for specific messages so that you receive a custom notification when these messages are sent to you.

  1. Tap The More icon > The Settings icon > Priority Hub.
  2. Tap The Add Rule icon.
  3. Do any of the following:
    • To add a name to your rule, enter a name in the Filter Name field.
    • To flag messages from a specific email address as priority, enter an email address in the From field.
    • To flag messages with a specific subject as priority, enter a subject in the Subject field.
    • To flag messages that are sent directly to you or that you are cc'd on as priority, select the Sent Directly to Me or the Cc: to Me checkbox.
    • To set a Level 1 alert for your rule, select the Enable Level 1 Alert checkbox.
  4. Tap Save.
Note: Level 1 alerts override the existing notification settings. When you set Level 1 alerts, you are notified of Level 1 messages by a custom ring tone. The BlackBerry Hub displays Level 1 messages in red. To change your settings for Level 1 alert notifications, tap Level 1 Alerts Notification Settings.

Turn off the BlackBerry Priority Hub

  1. In the BlackBerry Hub, tap The more actions icon > The Settings icon > Priority Hub.
  2. Set the Priority Hub switch to Off.