BBM Channels launched for BlackBerry devices


BBM Channels

BlackBerry announced BBM Channels beta at the BlackBerry Live back in May. Now the BBM Channels is available for all the BlackBerry users. BBM Channels is a forum for active, real conversations between people, brands and communities. You can create and manage a BBM Channel using the BBM Channels Manager website and also subscribe to a channel easily.

Here is the official demo that expains how to create a BBM Channel

This demo explains how to subscribe to a channel

Features of BBM Channels

  • Create a BBM Channel, Join or opt out of channels
  • Channel owners can post messages, share pictures, spark discussions, post animated GIFs and chat directly with subscribers
  • Allow BBM Chats with You – Optionally allow your subscribers to start a BBM chat with you, even if they’re not in your contact list
  • Chat Hours – If Allow BBM Chats with You is enabled, use this option to specify when you are available to chat
  • Allow Comments on Post – Optionally prevent subscribers from leaving comments on posts in your channel
  • Approve Comments – If enabled, comments are allowed but must be approved using the BBM Channels Manager website
  • Show Channel in Search – Optionally prevent others from finding your channel using the search feature
  • Show Channel Activity in Updates – If enabled, updates applicable to this channel will appear in your BBM updates listing

BBM channels is available for BlackBerry OS 5 users and above and BlackBerry OS 10 users through the latest BBM app update. It is not available for BBM on Android and iPhone devices yet.


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