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Start 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
    Chats
    screen, click The start chat icon.
  2. Click a contact.
  3. Click
    Start Chat
    .
  4. Type your message.
  5. To format your the message text, do any of the following:
    • To apply bold, type an asterisk (*) before and after the text. For example, type *text*.
    • To apply italic, type an underscore (_) before and after the text. For example, type _text_.
    • To apply underline, type a plus sign (+) before and after the text. For example, type +text+.
    • To apply strikethrough, type a tilde (~) before and after the text. For example, type ~text~.
    • To apply no formatting to code block text, type three back quotes (```) before and after the text. For example, type ```text```.
  6. To add an emoji or sticker to your message, tap Add emoji icon.
To go to the newest unread message in a chat, click
New Messages
.

Add a picture or file to a chat

  1. In a chat, click the Attach icon.
  2. Browse to and select a picture or file. Click
    Open
    .
  3. Tap or click The Send icon.
To view all the pictures or files in a chat, at the top of the chat screen, click
Pictures
or
Files
.

Send pictures or files

Depending on your device, some features might not be available.
  1. In a chat, click the Attach icon.
  2. Browse to a file.
  3. Click
    Open
    .

View a contact's location

You can view a contact's location in a chat when they share it from an
Android
or
iOS
device.
  1. In the chat, click the location sharing notification.
  2. In the browser window that opens, view the contact's location. If the contact has shared their real-time location, you can click the sharing message again to see their updated location.