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How to Use BlackBerry Hub’s Custom Views on PRIV

07.08.16 / Nicholas Greene

The BlackBerry Hub is one of our best additions to Android, allowing you to aggregate all of your emails and messages in a single location. We’ve already been over some of the cool stuff you can do with it, but we haven’t gone over everything. Did you know, for example, that you can create custom views for yourself?

Let me explain what I mean by that. By using custom views, you can, among other things, create a category in the Hub that only shows specific accounts (your social media feeds, for instance), one that exclusively displays unread messages, or one that displays messages marked as high-importance. Sounds pretty awesome, right?

Here’s how you can do it.

Creating a Custom View

  1. custom-view-work-only1Open the BlackBerry Hub and tap 3bar.
  2. Within that, tap Add View at the top of the screen and specify a name for the new view.
  3. Apply criteria including:
    • Accounts (call logs, text messages, BBM, email accounts, and social media accounts)
    • Filters (unread, flagged, high importance, attachments)
  4. While customizing your view, you can also tap on each individual account to customize its color scheme in the Hub. In the example, I’ve changed the color of my work email to green.
  5. You can also change whether or not a particular item appears in your Accounts tab. I don’t use Instagram for work, so I don’t really need it in my Hub.
    • Note that you’ll need to close and re-open the Hub for this change to take effect.

Removing a Custom View

custom-views-delete1Say you’ve created a custom view you never use, or you removed an account a particular view is associated with. How do you get rid of it? Pretty easily:

  1. To remove a custom view, tap 3bar  in the top right corner of Hub.
  2. Scroll down all the way to the bottom and tap Settings.
  3. Scroll down to the bottom, and you’ll see a section titled Views.
  4. Tap on the view you want to remove, and tap on the top right corner of your screen.
  5. Tap Delete.

Got a question? Leave a comment, and let me know!

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This was originally posted on the Inside BlackBerry Help blog.

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