Send instant messages with BlackBerry Messenger (BBM). The PlayBook offers BBM as part of the BlackBerry Bridge. Wirelessly connect your tablet to a BlackBerry smartphone to send and receive instant messages from the PlayBook.

  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 associated with the person’s device

  3. Send either a Request by PIN or Request by E-mail message.

    The following table helps you in BBM.

    To Do This . . . Do This
    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 Record a message and send it as a note, and then wait for the other party to do the same. Internationally it’s cheaper.
    Exit a conversation (to conduct more than one BBM session, with different contacts, at the same time) Press the Escape key.
    End a conversation Select and click End Conversation.