Did you know that BBM offers you the ability to save the history of your chats with other BBM contacts?
By default, this feature isn’t turned on, but flip a switch within your BBM settings and you can view previously sent and received BBM messages with all of your BBM contacts.
For example, if you don’t have BBM Chat History enabled, your message is removed from your device when you end a chat. If you enable Save Chat History, when you close and re-open a BBM chat with a contact, a history of your conversation appears—just scroll up to review.
I use this feature so I always have the ability to go back and reference something a contact sent me in the past, or whenever I want to put a smile on my face by reviewing love notes I’ve sent back and forth with my wife. Call me cheesy, I don’t care!
Use the following the steps for your device to turn on BBM Chat History. I’ve also included steps on how you can copy a conversation and share it via email, or copy it to another application on your device so you can always look back on your chats
How to turn on BBM Chat History
BBM for BlackBerry 10
BBM for Android and iPhone
BBM for Windows Phone
Note: BBM for BlackBerry 10, Android, iPhone and Windows Phone can show up to 10,000 message for each contact.
BlackBerry Messenger for BlackBerry OS
If you use BlackBerry Messenger on a BlackBerry OS device, you can scroll up and view previously sent and received messages in addition to saving your BBM Chat History within your device storage.
To view the Chat History that was saved to your device memory, connect your BlackBerry OS device to a computer that has BlackBerry Desktop Software installed and navigate to /home/user/im/BlackBerry Messenger//history/
Copy or email your BBM chat history
In addition to BBM Chat history, you also have the option of copying and emailing your chat history. While viewing a conversation, press and select Copy Chat or Email Chat. If you are using BBM for BlackBerry OS, press followed by Copy Chat or Email Chat and finally, for those using BBM for Windows Phone, tap instead followed by tapping copy chat or email chat.
Bonus—BBM Group Chat History options
By default BBM Group Chat History is retained for 1 day but you can optionally extend this to a few days, weeks, or forever.
To do this using BBM for BlackBerry 10, Android or iPhone, open a BBM Group chat , tap followed by Chat History. Within this screen, select the length of time you’d like to keep messages for: 1 day, 2 days, 3 days, 1 week, 2 weeks, 3 weeks, 1 month, or forever.
Got a question, leave a comment and let me know!
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Yesterday I jumped on an opportunity to download and install Wallpaper Changer HD for BlackBerry 10. I happen to get a discount code which allowed me to get the application for free which was great. Once the application was installed I was immediately satisfied with the overall look, feel and options of Wallpaper Changer HD.
I posted some screen shots late last night on Twitter via Blaq and got a lot of followers asking me where I got the app and the wallpaper.
I decided to put together a quick demo video to show some of the uses of the app and the options to customize as needed. Check out the video below and I also provided some details and a link to download the application via BlackBerry World.
Right now take advantage of the limited time sale price of 50% off. Wallpaper Changer HD is normally $1.99 so I would jump on this deal quick!
*** LIMITED TIME SALE PRICE 50% OFF! *** Wallpaper Changer HD is now headless, you no longer need to keep the active frame open. (OS 10.2.1 and above) Always keep your home screen looking fresh and new. Now with the added Super Bar featured Wallpaper Changer is the ultimate home and lock screen customization tool! There is no other app like it.
Don’t have any wallpapers or looking for some new ones? Download over 100 high-definition wallpaper packs right from within the app! The Super Bar is a new and unique feature to display additional information below the status bar on your home screen (and on the lock screen). At a quick glance you and see your battery status, weather, date and more.
You can configure many options including disabling the Super Bar to use just the wallpaper function, or you can disable the wallpaper function to just use the Super Bar.
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To help you get started here are a few things you’ll want to know!
Step 1 – Make sure BBM supports your device
In order to install BBM you’ll need to be using Windows Phone 8.0 or later.
To see what version of Windows Phone you are using, complete the following steps.
- On Start, swipe left to the Application list
- Tap Settings About More Info
- Look for the Software field and verify it says Windows Phone 8.0 or later
Step 2 – Download and install BBM for Windows Phone
Using your Windows Phone click here to be taken to the Windows Phone store where you can download BBM.
Step 3 – Sign into BBM using a BlackBerry ID
In order to use BBM, you’ll need a BBID (BlackBerry ID). Simply put, a BBID is an account that serves as your login to BBM on Windows Phone. What’s really convenient is that your BBM contact list and other BBM details are linked to your BBID. With your contact list linked to your BBID, you no longer have to manually backup and restore your BBM contact list when you switch devices.If you don’t have your device on you right now you can still create a BlackBerry ID by visiting http://bbid.com.
Don’t forget to confirm your email address as well otherwise you will run into trouble if you forget your password and try to reset it. To do this complete the following steps.
- Tap settings general
- Tap your BlackBerry ID and sign in when prompted
- Beside the Email Status field, tap Confirm my email
- In the BlackBerry ID email that you receive, click the confirm email link and follow the instructions.
In the event you do forget your BlackBerry ID password, check out the following KB articles.
- KB34776 – Resetting the BlackBerry ID password using the password recovery question for BBM for Windows Phone
- KB35103 - How to reset the BlackBerry ID account on BBM for Windows Phone if the Password Recovery Answer is unknown
Finally, for those that used BBM on a BlackBerry smartphone in the past, you may be able to restore your contacts provided your BBID was associated with a BlackBerry smartphone running BBM 7.0 or later. If this applies to you, when you log in to BBM using that BBID, you will be prompted to restore your contacts :D
Step 4 – BBM tips!
To make sure you get the most out of BBM here are a few things you’ll want to know.
What is a BBM PIN and how can I find mine?
A PIN is a unique identifier used in BBM that is automatically generated when you log in to BBM for the first time. If you want to invite someone to be a BBM contact, give them your PIN, or ask for theirs. It’s a neat way to connect with people without having to give them personal information like your email address or phone number. You can also add a new contact on BBM by showing them your PIN Barcode (this looks like a QR code), rather than having to type out the PIN number. After your friend scans your PIN Barcode, you’ll be added to each other’s contact lists. Again, no personal information is exchanged, just your unique PINs.
How do I change my BBM name, status or picture?
After signing in to BBM, tap your picture or name along the top banner and do any of the following:
To change your BBM display name andor status:
- Tap your display name or picture
- Enter your new display name
- In the What’s on your mind? field, type a status.
- To save your changes, tap
To change your BBM picture:
- Tap on your display name or picture
- Tap your current picture and choose one of the following options:
- Take a photo
- Sample Pictures
- To save your changes, tap
To change and save a custom status:
- Tap on your BBM display name followed by tapping Edit Status Message
- Tap and type a status that you want to save and use again
- To show the busy icon beside your name when you select the status, turn on the Show busy icon switch
- Tap your custom status to use it as your status
To edit or delete a status that you created, repeat step 1 and touch and hold the status
How can I invite my friends to join BBM?
You can add contacts to BBM by scanning a BBM barcode, typing a BBM PIN, or by selecting a contact on your device and sending them an invite via email or text.
- On the contacts screen, tap add contact invite
- Tap one of the following:
- Invite by Email
- Invite by SMS
- Invite by PIN
- Invite by Barcode Scan
- Follow the on screen instructions
What do the various icons mean?
During a chat, the next to a message indicates that your message has been sent. After the message is delivered to your contact’s phone the check mark changes to . For example, if you message someone and their device isn’t turned on, your messages will show a check mark until your contact turns on their device again. When your contact reads the message, appears next to the message.
Some of the other icons you’ll see include:
- Unread message in a chat
- Ping message
- File has been sent or received
- Unread broadcast message
- A contact has set their status to busy
- Draft message
- You message hasn’t been sent yet (Tip: Verify your device is connected to the Internet)
What sounds can I set for BBM?
How do I back up my BBM contacts?
When you sign in to BBM on Windows Phone using a BlackBerry ID, your contacts will be backed up automatically. If you log into a different device using the same BlackBerry ID, you’ll be prompted to restore your contact list.
Can I use BBM on multiple devices at the same time?
BBM supports one device at a time, so avoid installing BBM onto other devices and signing in using the same BBID. If you would like to use BBM on multiple devices, consider creating an additional BlackBerry ID with a separate email address.
Step 5 – Spread the word and get assistance
After getting BBM set up on your device, make sure you check out the invite tools we’ve provided at http://bbm.com/share, or simply share the link http://bbm.com and encourage your friends to install BBM :)
To learn more make sure you check out the BBM for Windows Phone user guide as well!
Got a question? Leave a comment and let me know!
In a recent webinar, Steve West, Senior Director of Business Development for QNX Cloud, gave a high level case for why BlackBerry and QNX are well positioned to help facilitate the full potential of the Internet of Things.
At first glance, QNX and BlackBerry might seem like a company with a split personality. BlackBerry has been focused on enterprise, while QNX still seems to be on the consumer side of things with its infotainment systems for automotive. The combined expertise of both companies nicely intersects at the Internet of Things because it combines their relative experience with security, scalability and reliability. In fact, the vision QNX and BlackBerry have for IoT is enterprise at its core and was best showcased in a case study for the Orlando Brewing Company.