Did you know that BBM offers you the ability to save the history of your chats with other BBM contacts?
By default, this feature isn’t turned on, but flip a switch within your BBM settings and you can view previously sent and received BBM messages with all of your BBM contacts.
For example, if you don’t have BBM Chat History enabled, your message is removed from your device when you end a chat. If you enable Save Chat History, when you close and re-open a BBM chat with a contact, a history of your conversation appears—just scroll up to review.
I use this feature so I always have the ability to go back and reference something a contact sent me in the past, or whenever I want to put a smile on my face by reviewing love notes I’ve sent back and forth with my wife. Call me cheesy, I don’t care!
Use the following the steps for your device to turn on BBM Chat History. I’ve also included steps on how you can copy a conversation and share it via email, or copy it to another application on your device so you can always look back on your chats 😀
How to turn on BBM Chat History
BBM for BlackBerry 10
BBM for Android and iPhone
BBM for Windows Phone
Note: BBM for BlackBerry 10, Android, iPhone and Windows Phone can show up to 10,000 message for each contact.
BlackBerry Messenger for BlackBerry OS
If you use BlackBerry Messenger on a BlackBerry OS device, you can scroll up and view previously sent and received messages in addition to saving your BBM Chat History within your device storage.
To view the Chat History that was saved to your device memory, connect your BlackBerry OS device to a computer that has BlackBerry Desktop Software installed and navigate to /home/user/im/BlackBerry Messenger//history/
Copy or email your BBM chat history
In addition to BBM Chat history, you also have the option of copying and emailing your chat history. While viewing a conversation, press and select Copy Chat or Email Chat. If you are using BBM for BlackBerry OS, press followed by Copy Chat or Email Chat and finally, for those using BBM for Windows Phone, tap instead followed by tapping copy chat or email chat.
Bonus—BBM Group Chat History options
By default BBM Group Chat History is retained for 1 day but you can optionally extend this to a few days, weeks, or forever.
To do this using BBM for BlackBerry 10, Android or iPhone, open a BBM Group chat , tap followed by Chat History. Within this screen, select the length of time you’d like to keep messages for: 1 day, 2 days, 3 days, 1 week, 2 weeks, 3 weeks, 1 month, or forever.
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