Create a BBM channel

Before you begin: Channels that you create are associated with your BlackBerry ID and can't be transferred to another BlackBerry ID.

When you create a public channel or private channel, you can share your perspective with the BBM community in posts, comments, and chats. You can update your channel profile picture, name, and status to let people know what's happening, specify chat hours, or restrict comments.

  1. Tap The More tabs icon > The Channels icon > The More actions icon > The Create Channel icon.
  2. Select a picture.
  3. Type a channel name.
  4. Select a category.
  5. To control who can join your channel, set the Private Channel switch to On. You can't change this option later.
  6. Tap Save.
After you finish: To access your channel on a computer, visit and sign in using your BlackBerry ID.

Edit your channel

Your channel posts and channel profile can help influence whether or not people join your channel. From the channel settings, you can turn on or turn off BBM chats and specify chat hours.

  1. Open a channel that you created.
  2. To change your channel profile or details, at the top of the screen, tap the channel picture or name.
  3. To change your channel settings, tap The More actions icon > The Channel Settings icon.
  4. To specify chat hours, in your channel settings make sure that the Allow BBM Chats With You switch is set to On. Then, beside the Chat Hours field, tap Always Available and set the switch to Off.
After you finish:
Tip: After chats are turned off for the day, you can finish your conversation in any chats that are still open.

View subscribers and statistics

You can view data on how people discovered your BBM channel and what posts are the most active. People can see your posts when they preview your channel, but they must join your channel if they want to like or comment on your posts.

  1. In a channel that you created, tap Stats.
  2. To view your current subscribers, tap Subscribers.

Delete your channel

If you delete your channel, the channel and all of its data no longer appear in BBM.

Note: You can't restore deleted channels.
In a channel that you created, tap The More actions icon >The Delete Channel icon .

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