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Join a BBM channel

View, share, or comment on posts from people, brands, and services in BBM. You might also be able to start a BBM chat directly with the channel owner.

Tip: You can preview channels that you're thinking about joining.

  1. Tap The Channels icon or The More tabs icon > The Channels icon.
  2. Search or browse for a channel.
  3. Tap a channel. To view recent posts, tap Preview.
  4. Tap The Join Channel icon.

Invite people to a channel

When you invite people to a channel or share a channel post, the message appears in a BBM chat.
  1. Do any of the following:
    • To invite someone, in a public channel or a private channel that you created, tap The Invite icon.
    • To share a channel post, touch and hold a post. Tap The Share Post icon.
  2. Type a name or select a BBM contact.

Comment on a channel post

Channel owners can restrict comments.
  1. In a BBM channel or on the Feeds screen, tap a post.
  2. Do any of the following:
    • To like the post, tap The Like Post icon.
    • To add a comment, type in the comment field.
  3. To reply to a comment, tap the specific comment. TapThe Reply icon.

Tip: On the Feeds screen, tap a channel picture to see the full image.

Chat with a channel owner

In the channel's profile, you can see when the channel owner is available to chat.

  1. In a channel, tap The Open Chat icon.
  2. Type your message or select an emoticon.
  3. Press the Send key.
When you end the chat, the channel owner can no longer reply to your message.

Report content as inappropriate

You can report a comment or a post to the channel owner if you think that the content is inappropriate or for mature audiences only. The channel owner might decide to delete the content.

  1. Touch and hold a post or comment.
  2. Tap The Report icon.
To delete your complaint, repeat steps 1 and 2.

Leave a channel

In a channel, tap The More actions icon > The Leave Channel icon.