What are barcodes in BlackBerry Messenger 5.0 and how to use them

Article ID: KB19661

Type: Support Content

Last Modified: 12-15-2011

 

Product(s) Affected:

  • BlackBerry Messenger for BlackBerry smartphones
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  • BlackBerry® Messenger 5.0
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When using adding contacts to the BlackBerry Messenger 5.0 contact list or to a group in BlackBerry Messenger 5.0, it is possible to add them using a bar code.

 

With the installation of BlackBerry Messenger 5.0, all users can display their unique barcode for other BlackBerry Messenger 5.0 users to scan and add to their contact list.

 

To add a contact by scanning a barcode:

 

To display a personal barcode:

  1. On the Home screen or in the Instant Messaging folder, click the BlackBerry Messenger icon.
  2. On the contact list screen, press the Menu key.
  3. Click My Profile.
  4. Click Display My Barcode.

 

 

To display a group barcode:

  1. On the Home screen or in the Instant Messaging folder, click the BlackBerry Messenger icon.
  2. Select the group you would like to display the barcode for.
  3. Press the Menu key.
  4. Select Group Details.
  5. Click Display Group Barcode.

 

 

To scan a personal barcode:

  1. On the Home screen or in the Instant Messaging folder, click the BlackBerry Messenger icon.
  2. On the contact list screen, click Invite contact.
  3. Click Scan a person’s barcode.
  4. Hold your device so that all four corners of the barcode appear on your device screen.

 

To scan a group barcode:

  1. On the Home screen or in the Instant Messaging folder, click the BlackBerry Messenger icon.
  2. Click Scan a Group Barcode, found under BlackBerry Groups.
  3. Hold your device so that all four corners of the barcode appear on your device screen.

 

NOTE: For BlackBerry smartphones that have non-auto focusing cameras (such as BlackBerry® Bold™ 9000 smartphone), you may need to move the device further or closer.

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