Sharing content across different versions of BlackBerry Messenger

The BBM platform allows your application to share content with a user's BlackBerry Messenger contacts, even if the contact is not running the same version of BBM. If the recipient does not have the required version of BBM installed on their BlackBerry device, the BBM platform takes the following action:

BBM version

Action

6.0.0 and earlier

  1. The recipient receives a download invitation to upgrade to BBM 6.0.1 or later

  2. After upgrading BBM, they receive a download invitation for your application
  3. After downloading your application, the content is sent when the application registers with the BBM platform at the recipient's end

6.0.1 without your application installed

  1. The recipient receives a download invitation for your application
  2. After downloading your application, the content is sent when the application registers with the BBM platform at the recipient's end

6.0.1 with your application installed and registered

  1. The content is sent to your application
  2. If your application is not running, a new item notification () is applied to your application's Home screen icon, and the recipient will receive the message when your application is started up again

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