Change your BBM status or profile

Let your BBM contacts know what you're doing or share your mood by changing your name, status, or picture. If you're travelling, you can share your location so that your contacts know what time zone you're in.

  1. At the top of the screen, tap your picture or name.
  2. In the What's on your mind? field, type a status message.
  3. To show a Busy icon beside your name, tap Status > Busy.

Save a status for later

If you have a status that you use often, such as a vacation notice, you can save it to use again later.
  1. Tap the Status field > Edit Status Messages.
  2. Tap The Add New icon.
  3. Type a status that you want to use again.
  4. To show The Busy icon icon beside your name when you select the status, tap the icon until it illuminates.
  5. Tap Done.
After you finish: Your custom status appears in the Status field for you to select. To edit a status that you created, repeat step 1 and tap the status.

Show your location

To help your contacts know when you might be unavailable to chat, in BBM you can show the country that you're in and the local time.

  1. In BBM, swipe down from the top of the screen.
  2. Tap The Settings icon.
  3. Set the Show My Country and Time switch to On.

Change your BBM picture

  1. In your BBM profile, tap your current profile picture.
  2. Tap The Replace Picture icon.
  3. Select a new picture or an animated GIF to use as your BBM picture.

Show what you're listening to

You can change your options to automatically update your BBM status message to display the song title and artist when you're listening to music. Once you're done listening to music, your status message returns to the last message that you typed.

  1. In BBM, swipe down from the top of the screen.
  2. Tap The Settings icon.
  3. Set the Show What I'm Listening To switch to On.

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