View and respond to Instant Previews

You can use the Instant Previews feature to view previews of incoming email messages, BBM messages, text messages, and more from any application on your BlackBerry device.
When a preview appears at the top of the screen, do one of the following:
  • To view the message in the BlackBerry Hub, tap the preview.
  • To dismiss the preview, tap The dismiss icon.
  • To ignore the preview, wait a few seconds until it disappears.
  • To reply to a BBM message or text message without leaving the app that you're currently in, tap The reply  icon.

Turn off Instant Previews

By default, the Instant Previews feature is turned on.
  1. On the home screen, swipe down from the top of the screen.
  2. Tap Settings > Notifications.
  3. Set the Instant Previews switch to Off.
Tip: For some apps, you can change your notification settings to only display the priority messages in an app as Instant Previews. On the Notifications settings screen, tap an application. In the Instant Previews drop-down list, tap Priority Only.

Respond directly to Instant Previews

You can use the Instant Previews feature to reply to your BBM and text messages without leaving the app that you're currently in.

While you're responding to a preview, incoming messages outside of the current conversation aren't displayed as Instant Previews notifications.

  1. To respond to Instant Previews, tap Reply.
  2. Press any key on the keyboard. To show the keyboard on a BlackBerry device with a touch screen keyboard, swipe up from the bottom of the screen with two fingers.
  3. Type your message.
  4. Tap Send or press The Enter key.