Advertisement
Online Test Banks
Score higher
See Online Test Banks
eLearning
Learning anything is easy
Browse Online Courses
Mobile Apps
Learning on the go
Explore Mobile Apps
Dummies Store
Shop for books and more
Start Shopping

How to Start a BlackBerry Messenger Session

With the BlackBerry PlayBook, BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) is available as a component of the BlackBerry Bridge; when you wirelessly connect your tablet to a BlackBerry smartphone, you can send and receive instant messages from the PlayBook. To start a BBM session, you must follow these general steps:

  1. Add a contact to your BlackBerry device.

  2. Get that person’s permission to communicate.

    You must know one of the following to use BBM:

    • The person’s PIN

    • The e-mail address that’s associated with the person’s device

      image0.jpg
  3. Send either a Request by PIN or Request by Email message.

    If they accept your invitation to chat, the service is permitted between those two PINs.

General smooth BBM moves are as follows:

  • To send a message using BlackBerry Messenger, click a name in the contacts list; then select and click Start Conversation. Type a message and press Enter.

  • During a BBM session, choose Send a File or Send a Voice Note. The Voice Note feature is an interesting function that allows you to conduct a one-side-at-a-time conversation from almost anywhere in the world. Record a message and send it as a note, and then wait for the other party to do the same.

    It’s not quite the same as calling someone using the telephone function of a smartphone, but in international locations it’s considerably less expensive or sometimes completely free of charge (within the terms of your data plan).

  • To exit a conversation (this doesn’t mean to end it), press the Escape key. This allows you to conduct more than one BBM session, with different contacts, at the same time.

  • To end a conversation, select and click End Conversation.

  • Add a Comment
  • Print
  • Share
blog comments powered by Disqus
Advertisement
Advertisement

Inside Dummies.com

Dummies.com Sweepstakes

Win an iPad Mini. Enter to win now!