How to integrate SMS text messages with BlackBerry Messenger 5.0

Article ID: KB19662

Type: Support Content

Last Modified: 12-15-2011

 

Product(s) Affected:

  • BlackBerry Messenger for BlackBerry smartphones
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  • BlackBerry® Messenger 5.0
  • BlackBerry® Device Software 5.0
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BlackBerry smartphone users who receive and send Short Message Service (SMS) text messages using BlackBerry Messenger 5.0 are able to use the familiar BlackBerry Messenger interface with SMS text messaging. SMS text messages appear similar to chats in BlackBerry Messenger, as conversations. The BlackBerry smartphone user can scroll to review or search previous messages.

When a SMS text message is composed by the BlackBerry smartphone user, a conversation window opens. The message is typed in the reply area for quick SMS text messaging.

Notes

  • SMS text messages are found by clicking the Messages icon on the Home screen of the BlackBerry smartphone, or by clicking the SMS icon, depending on the theme
  • SMS text messages only appear in BlackBerry Messenger if the functionality is enabled by one of the following methods

Enable the SMS text message integration functionality if a contact has already been added to BlackBerry Messenger

  1. Open BlackBerry Messenger.
  2. Scroll to and click a contact.
  3. Press the Menu key and click Link to BlackBerry Contact.
  4. Select one of the following:
    1. Select Contact - the BlackBerry smartphone contact list will be displayed. Scroll to and click the contact to associate with BlackBerry Messenger.
    2. New Contact - create a new contact in the BlackBerry smartphone contact list and type the SMS phone number.

Enable the SMS text message integration functionality by inviting the contact to BlackBerry Messenger by SMS text message

  1. Open BlackBerry Messenger.
  2. Press the Menu key and click Invite Contact.
  3. Click Enter an SMS contact's name or phone number.
  4. Type the contact's SMS phone number in the To field.
  5. Type the contact's SMS phone number in the Name field.
  6. Click Add Contact.

Disable the SMS Integration functionality

  1. Open BlackBerry Messenger.
  2. Scroll to and click the contact that you wish to disable this feature for.
  3. Press the Menu key and click Remove Contacts Link.
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Note: SMS text message integration with BlackBerry Messenger 5.0 feature requires BlackBerry® Device Software 5.0 or later.

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