Real conversations live
on BBM Channels.
Stop broadcasting. Start interacting
BBM Channels let you post messages, share pictures, spark discussions, and chat directly with your subscribers. It’s a two-way street, not a one-way broadcast.
Don’t just spectate, participate.
Agree, disagree, debate; when you want to get in on a conversation, you can comment on a post or reply to someone else’s comment to keep the discussion going. By re-posting to your own Channel you can share info you’ve found on other Channels that you subscribe to.
Open, yet private.
You control the conversation on your Channel. Allow subscribers comment on posts freely or choose to approve them first; let subscribers chat with you directly anytime, or set chat hours; Channels lets you interact with subscribers without ever giving out personal details, or even having to add them to your BBM contact list. And with private Channels, you can keep in touch with closer circles on an invite only basis.
Always on and always with you.
Because Channels live on your smartphone right in BBM, you have access to them anywhere you are. And with notifications built in to BBM, you can get instant updates on the Channels you follow or when someone interacts with a post on your Channel.
To start using BBM Channels beta, update to the latest version of BBM.
Create your channel
It’s fast and easy.
Start your own Channel right from your BlackBerry smartphone. Once your Channel is up and running, you create the content and post it – we’ll take care of the rest.
Watch your Channel grow.
Your Channel has its own performance dashboard built right in. See stats on how subscribers are engaging with your Channel, how many people have viewed your posts and how many subscribers you have.
Setting up and running a Channel is easy, you can create and publish in an instant.
You’ll need a BlackBerry® ID to sign into BBM Channels.
Set up your Channel using the BBM app or via the web. Choose a name for your channel, add a profile pic and you’re ready to start posting.
Send messages of up to 400 characters to your Channel followers. Add images and URLs to make your posts more fun and attractive.
See how people engage with your posts with the Delivered and Read functions, and hear what they think with the Like and Comments features.
Be wherever your audience is
Communicate directly with an always on, engaged mobile audience—wherever they are. Your BBM brand Channel lets you speak with your followers in real time through live updates and immersive content. Hear what they think via comments and one-to-one1 chats.
Get to know your audience, and let them get to know you.
One-to-one chats can be disabled by the Channel owner.
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