Haven’t Tuned Into BBM Channels? How about Tuning Into Ours!

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BBM Channels is the newest thing to hit BBM on BlackBerry devices. Currently in Beta Zone for BlackBerry OS 5+ devices and BB10 devices. For those of you who may have missed the announcement during BlackBerry Live, BBM Channels let you connect with your fans, customers or closest friends in real-time, right to their BlackBerrys. (of course in time we will more than like;y see this as a feature on all cross platform BBM devices) It is a great way to engage your followers with updates and picture post.

BBM Channels have been out for just a few days and it already seems to be widely accepted by the BlackBerry community. I’ve received many invites for many different channels, and you can see how the buzz is catching on. Want to know more of what you can do? Here are some things you may need to know. First of all, what are some of the features that are available:

  • Channel Profile – View personalized channel profiles for each BBM Channel including additional content helping to bring the channel to life such as a welcome messages, images, maps and more.
  • Receive Posts – Stay up to date on the things that matter to you with instant updates from your subscribed channels. Receive notification when new posts are available and chose whether you would like to be notified.
  • Engagement options – Get involved in conversations with your favorite communities by commenting on and liking posts from the Channels to which you have subscribed. Or share interesting posts with your BBM contacts.
  • Discovery – Easily find and share your favorite communities on BBM Channels. Check out which Channels are currently featured on the carousel. Channel invites can be shared between BBM contacts or add a Channel via PIN or QR code.
  • User Controls – Be in control of your notifications with the BBM Channel mute button. It allows you to select exactly which subscribed channels you would like to receive notifications from.
Are you interested in getting a channel going? Well it’s  simple. The steps are almost the exact same to BBOS+ devices (aka BB Legacy) and BB10 devices. Of course you want to choose and image, create a channel name, describe your channel so subscribers know what they are getting into. Don’t forget to set country, choose your category, and adding contact detail. Finally, you will get down to channel settings.  Check out the image below to get an idea of what you’re looking at to set up a channel.
So, it’s that simple. Do you want to get in on the action of BBM Channels? Head over to BlackBerry Beta Zone and get the beta version. Hey want to join a channel, you can keep up with Pocketberry on BBM Channels, so add our PIN or scan our barcode! Check it out below!
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