How to request a gift through BlackBerry App World

Article ID: KB29253

Type: Support Content

Last Modified: 01-16-2012


Product(s) Affected:

  • BlackBerry World for BlackBerry OS 7 and earlier
  • BlackBerry App World™  BlackBerry® smartphones 3.1

Gift requests for applications and subscriptions can be sent from BlackBerry App World™ to contacts in your BlackBerry® Messenger. To request a gift from a BBM™ contact, complete the following:

To request the gift:

  • From BlackBerry App World, view the application to request a gift for, then click the Gift icon.
  • When prompted select Request Gift
    If this is the first time to request/purchase a gift, you will be prompted to connect the application to BlackBerry Messenger (BBM). Click 'Connect to link BlackBerry App World to BlackBerry Messenger'
  • Select the BBM contact you would like to requesting the gift from
  • Type an optional message to include with the gift request, and click Send Gift Request
  • A prompt to advise that the gift request has been sent will be displayed

To accept the gift:

  • Once the request to purchase has been completed, a BBM message will be received indicating that the application has been purchased for you
  • To install the application, open the BBM chat and click the Open button from the gift message to launch BlackBerry App World
    Click Download Gift to install the application
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Gifted applications can be reinstalled from the Uninstalled tab in the My World area of BlackBerry App World.


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