Excited About Plans to Bring BBM to iOS and Android? Help Spread the Word with New Avatars


BBM for All!

A few weeks ago we had some really exciting news for BlackBerry Messenger (BBM). You’ve responded about how excited you are for BBM Channels, and a large number of you are using the BBM Channels beta, which is great. I’ve also been happy to read your feedback on the news that BlackBerry plans to bring BBM to iOS and Android platforms later this year.

Now we’ve made it easy for you to share the news with your friends who might not have heard. Check out these avatars that you can save, download and set as your BBM or social network avatar to help spread the word. Simply follow the instructions below to add these images as your BBM display picture.


To change your BBM Display Picture:

1. Right-click on the avatar of your choice and select “Save picture as” to save it to your computer.
2. Email the file to the email address associated with your BlackBerry smartphone.
3. Open the image on your BlackBerry smartphone.
4. Press the menu button to “Download Attachment”.
5. In BBM, set the new file as your profile picture.

Go forth, #TeamBlackBerry — spread the word about BBM and share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

About Donny Halliwell

Donny is a Senior Product Marketing Manager at BlackBerry and Former Editor-in-Chief for the Inside BlackBerry blogs. There's no disputing, #TeamBlackBerry is awesome. I'm pumped to have the opportunity to talk with you and bring you the latest and greatest from Inside BlackBerry every day. In my spare time, I can be found helping entrepreneurs and startup companies grow their business. I spend the rest, obsessing over the auto industry, or enjoying music. Follow me on Twitter or Google+

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  • http://www.Twitter.com Prestige Adanna

    What date is blackberry bring BBM to andriod

  • http://q8wonderz.com q8wonderz

    Reblogged this on Q8Wonderz and commented:
    I think this would be a thumb up move for iOS and Android users but I am not yet sure why Blackberry company is taking this move.

  • gorje

    All Android and ios waiting ^_^

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  • ahmed

    yes .. plz do it😥

  • paul Bayliss

    What does RIM hope to gain from rolling out BBM for others to use?

  • ayanda

    Dat’s good

  • http://Wapdigicelhaiti.com Louis thompson

    Blackberry is…

  • http://gracetrisyana.blogspot.com grace

    Kurang setuju kalo bbm ada di android and IOS, nanti malah pengguna bb jd semakin sedikit, pasti bnyak yg ganti pkai android ,karna aplikasinya lbh bnyak and lbh bgus

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  • http://www.blackberrynorge.mobi BallRockReaper

    Using BB10 is much easier than your way over pc and email. Long press on picture and open it in a new tab, after that long press on picture again and safe as. Now open BBM and chose that gif in your profile.

  • Kholekile. Baso

    Its good to stay connected more especialy with lot of applications to enjoy together with Blackberry Messenger

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  • luc rikar

    Wrong move sir. Ppl still use  because of bbm. You should made a survey why ppl using . My suggest is make an open environment OS so a lot of apps & games developer will be interesting to make many apps & games for 

  • Deepak

    Its exciting to see bbm on ios and on android

  • http://bbmuserguide nando

    Bbm aq pending truss ni!!

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  • skandr

    Thenk you

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  • Jose Irizarry

    Please put some static plain images as some systems don’t allow for animated gif on the profile picture.

  • Rahul Moryani

    I don’t think blackberry should get its speciality on android and Ios as it will be a big loss to the customer using blackberry phone. Especially for the people who use 25K above phone as blackberry is known for the BBM and once its out on every phone there would be hardly any customers who would buy the blackberry phone and the current users would really face loss.

  • hedobum

    Alternately, you can view this page with your BB10 phone and
    1. Long-press on one of the above icons.
    2. Save the GIF.
    3. Open your download folder from the side menu.
    4. Long-press on the GIF file.
    5. Set as: BBM picture

    Much quicker.

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