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Start a chat

You can chat in real time with your contacts and know when someone has read your message. Share pictures, voice notes, your location, and other files. You can use the Search chat feature to find specific text in a chat.
To start a chat in 
BBM Enterprise
, a passphrase must be shared between you and your contact. By default, this passphrase is shared automatically, and you aren't prompted for a passphrase.
  1. On the 
     screen, tap  The Start Chat icon .
  2. Tap a contact.
  3. Type your message.
  4. To add an emoji or sticker to your message, tap  The Smile icon .
To go to the newest unread message in a chat, tap 
Unread Messages

Add a picture or file to a chat

  1. In a chat, do one of the following: 
    • Tap  The Add Picture icon . Browse to and select one or more photos. Tap 
    • Tap  The Camera icon  > 
      . Take a picture.
    • Tap  The File icon  . Browse to and select a file.
  2. If you are sending a picture, select one of the following options:
    • HD Quality
      : The image may take longer to send and will use more data. 
    • Average quality
      : The image will take less time to send and use less data.
    • Low quality
      : The image takes the least time to send and uses the least data.
    To save your selection as the default setting, tap the 
    Save this preference into my settings
     check box.
  3.  Tap or click  The Send icon .
To comment on a picture, in a chat, tap a picture. In the field at the bottom of the screen, type a comment.
To view all the pictures or files in a chat, at the top of the screen, tap the contact name. Tap 

Send a video in a chat 

  1. In a chat, tap  The camera icon .
  2. Tap 
  3. Record your video.
  4. Tap  The Send icon .

Send pictures or files

Depending on your device, some features might not be available.
  1. Do one of the following:
    • To attach a file, select one of the options.
    • To take a picture, tap The camera icon . Select
    • To record a video, tap The camera icon . Select
    • To record and send a voice note, tap The voice note icon .

Share your static or real-time location

You can can share your static or real-time location in a chat. Chat participants receive a prompt to view your location on a map. When you share your location, you set an expiry time to control how long your location is shared.
  1. Tap at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • To share your static location, tap
      Share my location
    • To share your real-time location, tap
      Share my real-time location
  3. Specify how long your location can be shared. Tap
    A notification that you are sharing your location is added to the chat on your device. The recipient receives a notification that your have shared your location.
  4. If you want to extend the sharing period, you can tap
    in the chat notification. Change the
    Share until
    period and tap Update, or tap
    to end location sharing.
You can tap at the top of the screen to view a list of the contacts that are sharing their locations. Tap to expand the list and tap an entry to view the map. In the map, you can switch between map, satellite, and hybrid views and zoom in or zoom out.