Where Are You?

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One of the most common questions I get asked when I am chatting with my friends and family is, “Where are you?”

If you are using BlackBerry® Messenger, we have a neat way to send your location to your friends. Choose “Send Location” while you are in the conversation screen.*


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Your friend will receive a visual description, with a map and a pointer to where you are, in the conversation window of your friend. 

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If your friend does not have the latest version of BlackBerry Messenger or BlackBerry Maps installed, they will receive the location information as a URL. If they plug the URL in any desktop internet browser, it will display a map and your location in the browser.

*Note that you and your contact need a device with 4.6 and above with BlackBerry Maps installed to take advantage of this feature.

About Sanjay K.

Senior Product Manager Sanjay is a Senior Product Manager who is responsible for identifying and mobilizing great internet experiences on BlackBerry smartphones. Before being a product manager, Sanjay was a software engineer with stints in optical, data networking, and most recently in the consumer wireless industry.

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  • dilorenzo

    i really like the blackberry messenger… but in times of google latitude… this feature is absolutely deprecated.
    why not integrating the google maps application more effective?

  • dilorenzo

    i really like the blackberry messenger… but in times of google latitude… this feature is absolutely deprecated.
    why not integrating the google maps application more effective?

  • J.C.

    I have a Flip running 4.6.0.278 and I don’t see the option to send location in my conversation screen. It does appear if I go into BB Maps, but that’s not the same thing.

  • J.C.

    I have a Flip running 4.6.0.278 and I don’t see the option to send location in my conversation screen. It does appear if I go into BB Maps, but that’s not the same thing.

  • Jesse

    Will they not also be able to load the URL in there WAP browser to load the map?

  • Jesse

    Will they not also be able to load the URL in there WAP browser to load the map?

  • Mountain Flying

    I am getting frustrated with the lack of available Applications for Blackberry compared to iphone. does anyone know if RIM is going to be expanding Applications. I am interested in Avaiation applications.

  • Mountain Flying

    I am getting frustrated with the lack of available Applications for Blackberry compared to iphone. does anyone know if RIM is going to be expanding Applications. I am interested in Avaiation applications.

  • Caspan

    First of all the BlackBerry is not an iPhone and it never will be, so stop asking when it will be just like one and have the same applications. Second the BlackBerry has just hit the consumer market and non professionals are seeing the use in these devices and how much better they are then the other consumer level crap other company’s are selling and getting away with the costs. As popularity grows for the BlackBerry on the consumer level, programmers will start to program for the device. It’s not RIMs fault why there are not tons of applications for their device it’s the programmers that decide to not program for the device. Look at how many applications there are for the Storm now… why you may ask? Well developers though it would be like an iPhone and have better consumer market appeal and decided it was worth the money. I don’t mean to harp but you need to figure out who you are mad at before barking. Be patient and do your research before buying your device other then just cool factor or full QWERTY.. it’s a consumer level mistake and I hear it all the time, then they get mad a RIM for it… it’s not RIMs fault it’s your for not doing 10 minutes of research into what the device is capable of. I am an IT professional I know these devices inside and out and understand and know its limitations and capabilities. I have never once been disappointed by a BlackBerry, but this is because I don’t expect what it can’t do.. if you want a device that is like an iPhone…… go buy an iPhone
    Next you’ll want to switch to Linux cause that’s cool thing then ask why Linux is not like Windows or have the same applications………
    in conclusion… you get what you bought. don’t buy it then expect it to be something else.

  • Caspan

    First of all the BlackBerry is not an iPhone and it never will be, so stop asking when it will be just like one and have the same applications. Second the BlackBerry has just hit the consumer market and non professionals are seeing the use in these devices and how much better they are then the other consumer level crap other company’s are selling and getting away with the costs. As popularity grows for the BlackBerry on the consumer level, programmers will start to program for the device. It’s not RIMs fault why there are not tons of applications for their device it’s the programmers that decide to not program for the device. Look at how many applications there are for the Storm now… why you may ask? Well developers though it would be like an iPhone and have better consumer market appeal and decided it was worth the money. I don’t mean to harp but you need to figure out who you are mad at before barking. Be patient and do your research before buying your device other then just cool factor or full QWERTY.. it’s a consumer level mistake and I hear it all the time, then they get mad a RIM for it… it’s not RIMs fault it’s your for not doing 10 minutes of research into what the device is capable of. I am an IT professional I know these devices inside and out and understand and know its limitations and capabilities. I have never once been disappointed by a BlackBerry, but this is because I don’t expect what it can’t do.. if you want a device that is like an iPhone…… go buy an iPhone
    Next you’ll want to switch to Linux cause that’s cool thing then ask why Linux is not like Windows or have the same applications………
    in conclusion… you get what you bought. don’t buy it then expect it to be something else.

  • ivanmor

    Oh now thats slick, how did I ever miss that one!!
    Nice!

  • ivanmor

    Oh now thats slick, how did I ever miss that one!!
    Nice!

  • Corwinpop

    I have a flip and the wife has an 8900, we both have the correct version but don’t see that option.
    Any ideas why?

  • Corwinpop

    I have a flip and the wife has an 8900, we both have the correct version but don’t see that option.
    Any ideas why?

  • Marvin

    Caspan:
    On many levels, I cannot agree with you more where as the expectations of the average consumer in regards to the BB device are completely unrealistic given that they are, indeed, comparing these devices to multimedia consumer-level ones.
    I, too, am an IT and web professional and have, on occassion, told people “RTFM” (for those who don’t know – it means “Read The F’ing Manual”), but also am willing to concede that no matter how much either the personal OR professional markets LIKE *or* DISLIKE it, there is always going to be bleed-over and NO device is going to cover ALL of what people want. The *very* best they can do (as I believe RIM *is* trying in many ways) to try to come up with a “best of both worlds” device as they have (truly) begun to do with the Storm and the Bold. Sadly, “10 minutes,” so to speak, is what MOST people have, time-wise, to make their decisions in thanks to the idiocy of ideas such as Gates’ “Speed of Business” and the like.
    In reference to Mountain Flying’s comments – RIM seems to have the “corner market,” as it were, on applications that don’t look like they were programmed by the nine-year-old on the corner. Many of them have hidden functionality, but unlike Apple (and this is part of the reason for the difference), RIM has never *truly* allowed programmers access to the internal APIs or had developer tools like Apple has (keep in mind that Apple has had some kind of development tool system for their computers under-their-belts for many, many years prior to RIM even existing) which has both controlled the CRAPlications that come out for the BlackBerrys as well as keeping the devices very secure (an absolute MUST for the corporate world).
    I, too, would like to see applications with that slick and polished-feel that the iPhone applications have, but all good things in time. I do, honestly, have faith that RIM will just keep getting better and I traded in my iPhone for a Bold because of that very faith.

  • Marvin

    Caspan:
    On many levels, I cannot agree with you more where as the expectations of the average consumer in regards to the BB device are completely unrealistic given that they are, indeed, comparing these devices to multimedia consumer-level ones.
    I, too, am an IT and web professional and have, on occassion, told people “RTFM” (for those who don’t know – it means “Read The F’ing Manual”), but also am willing to concede that no matter how much either the personal OR professional markets LIKE *or* DISLIKE it, there is always going to be bleed-over and NO device is going to cover ALL of what people want. The *very* best they can do (as I believe RIM *is* trying in many ways) to try to come up with a “best of both worlds” device as they have (truly) begun to do with the Storm and the Bold. Sadly, “10 minutes,” so to speak, is what MOST people have, time-wise, to make their decisions in thanks to the idiocy of ideas such as Gates’ “Speed of Business” and the like.
    In reference to Mountain Flying’s comments – RIM seems to have the “corner market,” as it were, on applications that don’t look like they were programmed by the nine-year-old on the corner. Many of them have hidden functionality, but unlike Apple (and this is part of the reason for the difference), RIM has never *truly* allowed programmers access to the internal APIs or had developer tools like Apple has (keep in mind that Apple has had some kind of development tool system for their computers under-their-belts for many, many years prior to RIM even existing) which has both controlled the CRAPlications that come out for the BlackBerrys as well as keeping the devices very secure (an absolute MUST for the corporate world).
    I, too, would like to see applications with that slick and polished-feel that the iPhone applications have, but all good things in time. I do, honestly, have faith that RIM will just keep getting better and I traded in my iPhone for a Bold because of that very faith.

  • Eyedol

    i like it very much this one ! cool.

  • Eyedol

    i like it very much this one ! cool.

  • idonotes.idproxy.net

    You may want to read my commentary on when I compared the App Store and it’s future. It will start growing at a faster rate with the new Blackberry devices.
    http://planetlotus.org/48d370

  • idonotes.idproxy.net

    You may want to read my commentary on when I compared the App Store and it’s future. It will start growing at a faster rate with the new Blackberry devices.
    http://planetlotus.org/48d370

  • Daniel

    I’m using this feature, and I like it. Thank you for adding it!

  • Daniel

    I’m using this feature, and I like it. Thank you for adding it!

  • Frank

    Great feature. Cannot waiting for my new BB.🙂

  • Frank

    Great feature. Cannot waiting for my new BB.🙂

  • https://me.yahoo.com/cyba.cowb

    Well considering some markets (such as Australia) apparently have no need for GPS systems and thus BlackBerry Maps, RIM should offer the ability to capture location data from third-party software…
    If not, well the feature is completely pointless to a large portion of the BlackBerry market.

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