Sharing Photos from your BlackBerry

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A co-worker the other day told me a great story.  His mom had just come back from vacation with what she thought was a great innovation – add zoom functionality to the camera. After explaining that BlackBerry® smartphone cameras do have a zoom, it made us think – what other features don’t people know about the camera?

Probably the biggest one is that you can easily share photos with friends or your online communities. After you’ve taken your photo, you can start sharing it within two clicks.

Here’s how:

After taking your photo, select the “send as” icon on the screen.  If you can’t find it, you can also select “send as” from the menu.  You can find the menu by pressing the menu key – this is the key with the “BB” on it.

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Once you have selected the “send as” options, you can select where you want the photo to go.

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Most devices have email, Messenger Contact (BlackBerry Messenger) and MMS (also known as picture SMS).  You can also send photos to Flickr, MySpace, Facebook, GoogleTalk, Yahoo! Messenger, and Windows Live Messenger.

Try sharing photos from your device today by downloading one of the social networking and instant messaging applications.

About Sean Hungerford

I’m the head of Product Management for BBM. I lead a team of incredible product managers that work closely with the development and marketing teams to bring the world’s best mobile social networking experience to users on BlackBerry, Android and iPhone. When I’m not busy with BBM you may find me on the tennis court or exploring KW with my Irish R&W Setter named River (for more on him check out my BBM Channel C0024F014 #Shamelessplug).

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  • Roscoe

    Problem, is the Facebook application for BB is much less useful than just going to the URL in the browser and using the site from there. Would be great to have the option to upload to Facebook without having to install an application I never intend to use.

  • Roscoe

    Problem, is the Facebook application for BB is much less useful than just going to the URL in the browser and using the site from there. Would be great to have the option to upload to Facebook without having to install an application I never intend to use.

  • Jesse

    I have always in the pinch of needing to have a photo of something on my phone on my desktop sent it via email. One thing I would recommend to anyone using the BlackBerry’s camera is changing your view finder mode to full screen, it always makes looking at your shot more enjoyable, more so on the Bold and other newer Curves.

  • Jesse

    I have always in the pinch of needing to have a photo of something on my phone on my desktop sent it via email. One thing I would recommend to anyone using the BlackBerry’s camera is changing your view finder mode to full screen, it always makes looking at your shot more enjoyable, more so on the Bold and other newer Curves.

  • http://www.rim.com/ Sean

    Thank you for the feedback Roscoe, and I am happy to say that Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones 1.6 released today which will provide more of the functionality previously only available from the Facebook mobile site.
    You can download it here: http://www.blackberry.com/facebook

  • http://www.rim.com Sean

    Thank you for the feedback Roscoe, and I am happy to say that Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones 1.6 released today which will provide more of the functionality previously only available from the Facebook mobile site.
    You can download it here: http://www.blackberry.com/facebook

  • thenott

    I seem to be having a problem uploading pictures to Facebook. Everything looks fine and appears to have worked and then 10-15 minutes later I get an error message stating an unknown error. I have been to Verizon sores but it seems to work until after I leave the store.

  • thenott

    I seem to be having a problem uploading pictures to Facebook. Everything looks fine and appears to have worked and then 10-15 minutes later I get an error message stating an unknown error. I have been to Verizon sores but it seems to work until after I leave the store.

  • Guest

    It should be noted that this requires a data service plan. A functioning Wi-Fi connection does not work with the BB Facebook app.

  • Hejal

    I am not able to share images through wechat , watsapp or viber , I was able to do earlier but since two days Its not working, plz help me

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