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BBM Desktop - Chats


BBM Desktop is still in Beta stage.  After release reaches 100%, BBM Desktop will be rolled out to 25% of Android users only. Here's how you do it:

  1. Android users can find the Desktop BBM icon on the "Me" Tab.
  2. Click the link to open the barcode scanner.
  3. Go to web.bbmessaging.com on your desktop and scan its barcodes.


Top Menu

This new feature will allow you to be able to see all the chat or only Group Chat. Here’s how you use it:

  1. Open BBM Desktop
  2. See top left Tab “All” and “Group”
  3. Pick one




Search Conversations

On BBM Desktop you can search any specific conversation. Here’s how you do it:

  1. Open BBM Desktop
  2. Click on the search bar
  3. Start typing and it will automatically search




Search New Chat

On BBM Desktop you will be able to search chat history. Here’s how you do it:

  1. Open BBM Desktop
  2. Click on the new chat icon () at the top (pencil over the paper icon)
  3. Start typing and it will automatically begin the search




View Channel Broadcast Message

On BBM Desktop you will be able to receive a broadcast message from channels subscribed.

  • Open subscribed chat channel/bot to see a broadcast message




Large View Image and Video

On BBM Desktop you will be able to see uploaded or shared image and video in large view. Here’s how you do it:

  1. Open BBM Desktop
  2. Choose one of the chat
  3. Find shared or uploaded image/video
  4. Click the image or video




Download and Delete Image & Video

On BBM Desktop you will be able to download and delete image and video. Here’s how you do it:

  1. Open BBM Desktop
  2. Choose one of the Chat
  3. Find shared or uploaded image/video
  4. Click the image or video
  5. Click on Top Right button Delete or Download


"Back" Capability on Large Image

This new feature is for you as a user to return from an image large view by clicking the blur area (the area surrounding the image). Here’s how you do it:

  1. Open BBM Desktop
  2. Choose one of the chat
  3. Find an image or video and click on it to open the large view
  4. Click on the blurry area (the area surrounding the image) to return


Large Messages

With this feature, you will be able to show a large text message (over 2,000 characters). Here’s how you do it: 

  1. Open BBM Desktop

  2. Select current chat or new chat

  3. Share a large message over 2,000 characters

  4. Click on Read More to extend the large message


Capability to See Message from Replied Text

This feature allows you to see the message from a replied text. Here’s how you do it: 

  1. Open BBM Desktop

  2. Select current chat or new chat

  3. You can now see the message from replied text


Capability to see BBMoji

This feature allows you to see BBMoji from BBM desktop. Here’s how you do it:

  1. Open BBM Desktop
  2. Select current chat or new chat
  3. You can now see BBMoji shared and received


Wildcard Search

This new feature is for you as a user to be able to search for a contact from just several letters. Here’s how you do it:

  1. Open BBM Desktop
  2. Select current chat or new chat
  3. On the search bar, start typing the contact or name of the group


Large View Media thumbnail + right/left button

This feature on BBM Desktop allows you to see the image thumbnail to be displayed as a large view for images and videos. You can use the right or left arrow too on a keyboard. Here’s how you do it:

  1. Open BBM Desktop.
  2. On a chat page, click on one of the image or video
  3. The large view will be opened containing the thumbnail section at the bottom
  4. Click on the right arrow to view the next image/video
  5. Click on the left arrow to view the previous image/video


Receive & Download Document Capability

This feature on BBM Desktop allows you to receive and download document through BBM Desktop. So you can easily transfer document from phones to your computer or laptop. Here’s how you do it:

  1. Open BBM Desktop
  2. On a chat page, click on one of the documents received
  3. Click on the download button to save it to your computer or laptop



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