How to receive a gift request in BlackBerry App World

Article ID: KB29254

Type: Support Content

Last Modified: 12-16-2011


Product(s) Affected:

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

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

  • A Gift Request will be received in the form of a BBM™ chat from the contact requesting the gift
  • Open the BBM chat and click View Gift Request
  • This will then open the request in BlackBerry App World
    Note: Opening a gift request requires BlackBerry App World 3.1 and higher.  If this version is not installed, a prompt to upgrade will be presented
    Note: 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
  • If prompted, enter in the BlackBerry® ID to verify authentication for purchases
  • The application being requested will be presented, including the price, subscription length (if applicable), description, and the applications content rating. To complete the gift purchase, select Accept
  • If prompted, enter in the BlackBerry ID to verify authentication for purchases
  • A payment details screen will be presented with the price and payment method. Click Buy Gift to complete the transaction
  • A successful purchase screen will be presented with a summary of the transaction. An email receipt will be sent to the purchasers BlackBerry ID email address. Click Done to send a notification to the gift requester that the purchase is complete
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Gifted subscriptions can be viewed from the Gift Subscriptions tab in the My World area of BlackBerry App World.


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