Adding BBM contacts

You can add contacts to BBM in different ways depending on the information that you have. For example, you can type someone's contact information or scan a BBM barcode.

Add a BBM contact by email or phone number

When you invite people to BBM by entering their email addresses or phone numbers, they receive an email or a text message with a link to download BBM. They need to have a BBM PIN before you can add them as BBM contacts.

  1. Tap The More actions icon > The Invite to BBM icon.
  2. Tap one of the following:
    • Invite by Email
    • Invite by SMS
  3. Enter an email address or a phone number.
  4. Tap Send.
After you finish:

After people set up BBM, they can click the link in your message to send you a PIN invite. Or, to add them to BBM yourself, tap The More actions icon > The Invite to BBM iconand do one of the following:

  • Tap Invite to Barcode Scan. Scan the other person's BBM barcode.
  • Tap Invite by PIN. Enter the person's BBM PIN.

To view your BBM contacts or pending invitations, tap The More tabs icon > The Contacts icon or The Invites icon.

Show your BBM PIN or barcode

A PIN is a unique identifier in BBM. People can invite you to become a BBM contact if they know your PIN or if you show them your BBM barcode.
  1. At the top of the screen, tap your picture or name.
  2. Tap The Show Barcode icon.
  3. To copy or share your BBM PIN, tap The Copy Pin icon or The Share PIN icon.
After you finish:
Tip: In BBM, you can type mypin and press the Space key to see your PIN.

Organize your contacts

If you have many BBM contacts, you can organize them into categories. For example, you can create categories for work, family, and sports.

  1. Tap The More tabs icon > The Contacts icon.
  2. Touch and hold a name.
  3. Tap The Move Contact icon.
  4. Tap a category, or tap The Add Category icon to create a category.
After you finish: If you want to delete a category, move the contacts out of it first. Then, touch and hold the category name and tap The Delete Category icon.

Delete or block a contact

If you delete a BBM contact, you are removed from that person's contact list in BBM.

  1. Tap The More tabs icon > The Contacts icon.
  2. Touch and hold a name.
  3. Tap The Delete icon.
  4. To prevent the person from sending you invitations in BBM, tap Delete and Ignore.

Tutorial: Adding a BBM contact

This tutorial provides you with the opportunity to see and then practice adding a BBM contact.
Note: This tutorial is available in English only.

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