It’s almost the weekend, which means it’s time for another Five Tip Friday!
Today’s topic is five BBM tips for Android and iPhone that you’ll want to know about.
Add a custom status message
About to start a gaming session? Maybe you’re going on vacation? Let your BBM contacts know by creating a custom status message.
- Open BBM and tap your profile picture in the top-left corner
- Tap Status, followed by Add Status Message
- Enter a status message, followed by tapping Save
To delete a custom status message, use the Edit option in the top-right corner.
Grid or list? You decide
BBM contacts will appear in a grid layout by default, but you can optionally use a list layout. Here’s how:
I’m a fan of the list layout; how about you?
Hide the keyboard action bar
The area of your screen used to display BBM chats might be small depending on your device and keyboard. If this is the case, you can optionally turn off the action bar that appears on top of the keyboard to have more space. Follow these steps:
To access the options contained on the action bar when it is hidden, tap anywhere within an active chat and the action bar options will appear along the bottom of your screen.
Join or create a BBM group
Plan events, track to-do lists, share pictures, and chat with up to 30 people in one group at the same time. For example, you can make decisions and confirm your plans in the group chat and then create an appointment that everyone in the group can see.
- Open BBM and tap Groups
- Tap and select Create New Group
- Set a group image, name and description
- Optionally set the Allow Members to Invite Others switch to Yes
- Tap Save
After creating a BBM group, make sure you review the Group Settings to optionally select another administrator and control the ability for group members to invite others.
Hide particular updates
For those that frequent the Updates screen, you can choose to hide updates from specific contacts so they no longer appear. To do this, switch to the Updates screen by tapping in the bottom-left corner, followed by tapping Updates. Within this screen, touch and hold a name and select Hide Updates from the menu on the right.
Bonus – Turn off the BBM for Android Connected Icon
Using BBM on an Android device? You can turn off the BBM connected icon so it no longer appears on your home screen status bar.
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