Sharing files between users

With the BlackBerry Messenger SDK, you can create applications that enable users to share files with their BBM contacts. Various file formats that are supported by the BlackBerry device can be shared, including images, media, and text. For example, while running a BBM connected application, a user may want to share an image with a contact. The application can be designed to allow the user to select the image, specify a contact, and then send the file.

Contacts receive files from within BBM, not from within the BBM connected application, so the contact does not need to have the BBM connected application installed to receive files.

File transfers are subject to file size limitations defined by the BBM platform. However, the BlackBerry device may prevent the transfer of a file that is within the size limit if the device does not have enough available storage space.

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