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Easily Switch Between BBM Categories Using the Spacebar

BBM Trick

One of the more useful tricks I learned in the last few weeks was that RIM threw in a little keyboard shortcut to easily switch between the categories of BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) users in your contact list. BBM usually shows you the current conversations and then a list of your friends in multiple categories you can choose. It then puts your groups all the way at the bottom. If you have lots of chats open at the same time that can get really annoying to scroll through or collapse every time.

Turns out RIM has a quick solution for QWERTY BlackBerrys. In the main screen of BlackBerry Messenger simply hit the spacebar to switch between the different categories on the homepage. I really wish they would extend this feature to the Google Talk app since it just collapses the category there…

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  1. 115 contacts?! I feel so lame, I only have 3 😉

  2. Nice! Works on OS 5.0 BBM as well. Looks like another secret shortcut that should not be a secret. Thanks Ronen!

  3. Cool Tip. It was very time consuming and annoying scrolling just to get to the next section.


  4. wow, i didnt know this, this sure beats flicking through 110 contacts

  5. Nice tips! This works on the Torch’s keyboard as well 🙂

  6. Wow, never actually knew this..
    Gonna make my life easier definitely..Thanks..

  7. been using this for 24 hours now, and all i can say it WHY DIDNT WE KNOW THIS EARLIER?!?!

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