How to add contacts to BBM (iPhone and Android)?

December 2016



How to add contacts to BlackBerry Messenger? The procedure is slightly different than other messaging clients, as BBM make use of PINs to identify users.
There are at least 4 ways to add contacts on BBM, and but all of them requires the sharing of PINs or QR codes.

Invite a contact using his PIN


This method implies that you already know the PIN of the person you want to add.
  • Open BBM
  • Press the button with three vertical dots and select "Invite to BBM"
  • Select "Invite by PIN"
  • Enter the PIN of the person you want to add and click "Send"
  • Once he accept your invitation, his name will be added to your BBM contact list.

Invite a contact by scanning his QR code


BBM allows users to generate QR code out of their PINs. To scan the QR code of a contact:
  • Open BBM
  • Press the button with three vertical dots and select "Invite by scanning".
  • Activate the barcode reader of BBM.
  • Scan the code.

Invite by email


If you do not know the PIN of the person you want to add, you can send him and email containing your PIN:
  • Open BBM.
  • Press the button with three vertical dots and select "Invite by email".
  • Select your mail client.
  • Enter the recipient's mail address and send the mail.

Invite by SMS

  • Open BBM.
  • Press the button with three vertical dots and select "Invite by SMS".
  • Enter the phone number of the recipient and send the SMS.

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